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PostPosted:Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:48 pm
by Guest
Anyone know what scale Jerry uses for the solo to this song?


PostPosted:Wed Sep 29, 2004 2:46 pm
by Billbbill
It seems to predominantly be in G mixolydian. Or is it mixodorian? Well I play G maj with the flat 7th (F) whatever that is. Straight maj (F#) works also but as usual cohesion is everything. It would be best to start out in G maj pentatonic.

Heavy emphasis on the chord notes for F (F, A, C) and C (C, E, G) when playing over those chords. Chromatics especially transitioning between chords, i.e. from G to C, and from G to F then C back to G.

Jerry would add the flat 3rd (A#) strategically placed to start getting a little nasty. This would sometimes lead to some G minor or G blues pentatonic chromatics. In short Jerry would draw from a broad spectrum of approaches and wittle it into a cohesive, stampeding herd of cattle. I'll try to tab some examples soon.

PostPosted:Wed Oct 05, 2005 7:44 pm
by jahozer
That is the chorus solo, but the spacey solo towards the end is F#m.

Rockford P.I. for hire

PostPosted:Fri Oct 07, 2005 1:18 pm
by Kenny

PostPosted:Fri Oct 07, 2005 3:19 pm
by Billbbill
Hey Kenny,
When I was a little greener with the giter this one was a bit of a puzzle. You could always do the 'G' thing and get through but it never sounded 'right' without really 'spelling out' the F to C back to G transition.

It's just one of the many jams that made me see how much Mr. G paid hommage to chord changes/structures.

Here's one of my favorite versions of this tune. Also an excellent Hey Pocky Way from this show. ... 01_vbr.mp3

Barry "the fish" Melton

PostPosted:Tue Oct 11, 2005 8:54 am
by Kenny

PostPosted:Sun Dec 30, 2007 9:25 am
by old man down
Decided to mess with this song with my new Jam Man looper.

I'm coming up with the key of E with modulation to the key of C for the chorus.

However, this may be better stated as:

F# dorian into G mixolydian

You can get very spacey with that E major scale atop the F#m chord.

I guess this is one of those rare dorian jams Garcia does, as stated by Kenny that Garcia rarely employs dorian. (in the Kenny Archive)

PostPosted:Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:10 am
by CommonStranger
verses in E major, chorus and first jam in C major, 2nd jam in E major. click on the envelope filter and add slight overdrive with the first jam (just enough to dirty it up a little, not looking for a lot of boost) Lots of chord soloing incorporated into the scale in the first jam. Don't be afraid to slide in and out of your various C, G and F voicings along the way. Best thing I ever learned about modes is not to limit yourself to the modes. Find your key and move around. From what I've learned, Jerry didn't constrict himself primarily to modes unless a specific part of a specific song called for it. Everything else was free ballin' in the the appropriate key. All the modes connect to one another in the main scale of the appropriate key anyway.