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Keep Me From Blowing Away

Chords and Bassline

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Keep Me From Blowing Away > Chords and Bassline

This is a song that I recorded with Julian Lage on our album Avalon. In my mind, it's kind of a perfect country song: it has a beautiful melody, beautiful chord changes and the lyrics are truly heartbreaking. Pay attention to how the descending bass line is just a scale and how that simple, hidden-in-plain-sight element helps tie the song together.





Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:
Chris Eldridge
Keep Me From Blowing Away
Linda Ronstadt
The Seldom Scene

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Keep Me From Blowing Away


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 3:22 Introduction to Keep Me From Blowing Away

Loop 4:36 Breakdown of Chords and Descending Bass Line 

Loop 9:48 Practice Loop with Variations

Loop 10:25 Variations

Loop 11:46 Closing Thoughts 




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Chris Blankner
Chris Blankner Dec 12, 2017

Hey Chris

Which Martin are you using?  Uncle Johnny?

Dan Z. Hull
Dan Z. Hull Dec 13, 2017

I believe it is a 30s D-18 :-)
Maybe a '39.

Rémy Dec 14, 2017

I think it's his wide neck 1939 D-28

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Dec 17, 2017

Hi, to be honest I can't tell exactly because the resolution is a bit low and I can't make out the details, but I'm pretty sure that's my 1937 D-18 (which is the only D-18 I own). 

David Brookes
David Brookes Jul 27, 2016

What a great song!

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Mar 27, 2016

Thanks guys, glad you like the song! If I can be crassly commercial for a sec I'll go ahead and let you know that Julian Lage and I recorded it on our album Avalon ;-)

Jeff Caldwell
Jeff Caldwell Mar 18, 2016


Kip Marchetti
Kip Marchetti Mar 18, 2016

Oh my goodness ... what a beautiful song. I can't say I've heard it before just now which surprises me. Thank you and I can't wait to learn how to play it properly.

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