strumminsix wrote:That is super cool! I've been more thinking of #s verses notes and fret and hearing that interaction / interplay between them and it's eye opening!
Changing your mind on your "Mick only knows tab" comments?
As I said before, I started out "thinking" in tab, but I couldn't get very far with that. I find it darn near impossible to compare what Jerry, for example, is saying in the solos without comparing what he is doing with the melody. Comparing the melody in the tabbed solo to the melody in my head, which is in the key numbers, was virtually impossible. Someday, when the whole fretboard is second nature to me in two or three different lanuguages, maybe I will be able to do that, but not yet. Using the key numbers has advantages and disadvantages too. With Ramble On Rose, the song follows the major chord very closely and has no accidentals. Jerry also didn't play any accidentals in the solo I tabbed above either, so the comparison I was speaking of: song melody to solo, is very easy. However, the rhythm of the song uses chords with outside notes in them, which can cause some brain-strain to the more novice of us like myself.
From reading this morning, I realized I promised some tab on GDTRFB last year, and never delivered. I will have to pull out some of what I have and take another look at it, it has been a year since I have looked at my notes on that, so that should be interesting. GDTRFB is chock full of accidentals in the melody, but the rhythm uses few outside chords if I recall correctly, so it should be a completely different animal than the above.
P. S. I couldn't get the lines to line up the way I wanted, but I think you can tell where the notes go. The ones on the D string should fit into the gaps in the notes on the G string etc.
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