This Blowin’ In The Wind cover took me a while to being able to play and sing it at a comfortable level.
It started with a video suggesting the strumming pattern DDUDDU could be used to play this song that I don’t think I had ever heard it before (now I know it’s a popular song).
For singing it, I use the official lyrics of bobdylan.com that are slightly different than the 1963 recorded version. Most of the time I am not able to fit the Yes, ‘n’ that links the questions in the verses; sometimes I am able to fit the ‘n’. I usually get there a little short of air because I forgot to inhale in the small singing pause in the middle of each question.
Rather than mimic the wonderful Bob’s talking/singing I had to find my own way to phrase it.
And here is a compilation of three previous practice videos for this cover. For future posts my struggles while learning a new song will be likely the main subject.
Blowin’ In The Wind previous practice videos
One day I started humming Blowin’ In The Wind and ended singing a song in Spanish that had been played in the mass the previous Sunday. The reason is that Saber que vendrás (Knowing That You’ll Come would be my English translation) borrows the music of Blowin’ In The Wind. I took advantage of that and learnt also Saber que vendrás.
I know including three videos in the post it is not the usual approach, but I thought it made sense as they are closely related.
Any comments or suggestion of improvement to my playing (and singing) are welcome.