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What’s up, it's Mike from Guitar Tricks, teaching you "Catch The Wind" as made famous by Donovan. This is a folk classic that features some great acoustic guitar work.

This song features 2 acoustic guitar layers playing a duet. Any acoustic guitar is suitable to play this tune. Guitar 2 requires a capo placed at the second fret.

The intro starts off with Guitar 1 playing the melody using single notes and harmonized diads, while Guitar 2 locks into a steady 'bass, strum, strum' rhythm guitar approach. The song has a simple repeated form with verses and one little bridge section. The song ends with an abridged verse and some melodic playing from Guitar 1 to bookend the tune.
To play this tune using only one guitar, simply support the vocal melody by playing Guitar 2 all the way through!

In the following lessons, we'll talk about open chords, barre chords, strumming patterns, and harmonized diads. We are in the key of D major, with a 6/8 time signature, at a tempo of 174 BPM.