Blowin’ In The Wind Chords

Learn how to play Blowin’ In The Wind just like Dylan did!

‘Blowin In The Wind’ was Bob Dylan‘s break through song, still, 50 years on he still plays it live.

The original part was played as if in the key of C, using a capo on fret two it comes out in D.

This is exactly how it’s done in the video lesson as well.

Blowin’ In The Wind chord progression

Only using the I, IV and V chord, ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’ keep the interest adding bass lines and a mystery half time bar.

The bass line is notated as slash chords. These are the chords for ‘Blowin’ In The Wind’:

Verse

| C F C/E | G/B C | C F C/E | C |
| C F C/E | G/B C | C F C/E | G |
| C F C/E | G/B C | C F C/E | C |

Chorus

| F C/E G | C F F/C | F C/E G | 2/4 C |

Instrumental

| F C/E G | C F F/C | F C/E G G/B | C |

You get the full TAB chart for how this is played in the video lesson when you take the full Intermediate Guitar Course.

Blowin’ In the Wind slash chords

Instead of playing just C, F and G, there are a bunch of slash chords that bind the progression together as a bass line, let’s look at them:

C/E – The 3rd of the C is used as a bass note, it moves smoother from F to C this way.
G/B – The 3rd of the G is used a s a bass note, it moves smoother to C this way.
F/C – The 5th of the F is used to keep the interest up when an F last for more than just two beats.

Learn more in the Intermediate Guitar Course, the full lesson contain:

  1. Full chord progression analysis
  2. Full TAB
  3. The mystery 2/4 bar
  4. Strumming pattern
  5. How to play it finger style
  6. A 2nd guitar part
  7. A complete chart