As you learn to play this fingerstyle arrangement of Blowin’ in the Wind, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
4th fret (optional)
G major (without a capo)
In this Blowin’ in the Wind fingerstyle guitar lesson we’re going to be learning a reasonably straightforward arrangement of this iconic little song.
Blowin’ in the Wind was written by American folk singer Bob Dylan in 1962 and the song appears on his 1963 album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan.
I’ve tried to keep things pretty simple for this arrangement, just outlining the chord changes with an alternating bassline whilst simultaneously playing the melody on the higher strings.
I’ve also added a few subtle changes to the chord progression here and there, and have put in a few optional licks in places, just to sweeten things up a little bit.
Anyway, let’s start learning how to play Blowin’ in the Wind!