Dust In The Wind

"Dust in the Wind" is a song recorded by American progressive rock band Kansas and written by band member Kerry Livgren, first released on their 1977 album Point of Know Return.


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The first video is of BUG member, Sharon Baird, demonstrating the picking pattern she uses. Instead of finger for the intro and outro, you could also use grip chords. Sometimes instead of chord diagrams in a songsheet, you'll see chords represented by four numbers. For example, in GCEA tuning, “0232” represents a G chord; "0003" represents a C chord, and so on. The four numbers refer to each string of the ukulele (order: GCEA). This can be an incredibly useful way to describe chord shapes.

"Dust in the Wind" peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 the week of April 22, 1978, making it Kansas's only top ten Billboard Hot 100 charting single. The 45-rpm single was certified Gold for sales of one million units by the RIAA shortly after the height of its popularity as a hit single. More than 25 years later, the RIAA certified Gold the digital download format of the song, Kansas' only single to do so certified as of September 17, 2008. The guitar line for this song was written by Kerry Livgren as a finger exercise for learning fingerpicking. His wife, Vicci, heard what he was doing, remarked that the melody was nice, and encouraged him to write lyrics for it.

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