uncle john's band lead riff

uncle john's band lead riff

Postby docmeister » Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:55 pm

I was listening to Uncle John's Band from Filmore East in May 1971. I really thought that the simple lead line had been transformed into a beautiful motiff and wanted to learn it. So I did (I think) and was wondering if the brainiacs at this site would want to elevate the functionality to add alternate arrangements based on good live performances and ideas, while keeping it simple. Any thoughts brainiacs? :-?
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Postby ebick » Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:57 pm

well, that's exactly what these forums are for. Even when I was active with adding tabs, scribing out this performance or that was never going to happen, and certainly not now in my retirement. :D

However, there are many folks here who would love to see/try what ya got, so, lay it on'em. Greg has even built a tab creator (see the header on this page) to assist you.
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Postby docmeister » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:10 am

This is fun! :smile:
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Postby docmeister » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:27 am

Is there anyway to preview the tab that I put together to ensure that it bears some semblance of reality? How do you post it after that step? What's up with the chord? How is it accessed? :cool:
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relative minor-Bm substitution

Postby docmeister » Sat Apr 02, 2005 7:37 am

The realtive minor of D, Bm gives the song a more folky, plaintive quality. Makes it sound less poppy and happy. Speaking of relative minors, I have been playing Em instead of Am at "what I want to know" b/c it has that minor 6th bounce in that context. I would be interested if anybody else feels the same way by substituting the minor 6th there instead of minor 2nd.
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Postby jjbankhead » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:36 pm

i usially play this song with the Bm instead of the D...

but never used the Em in place of the Am...

BTW i was hoping someone here already added tabs for alternate intros as well as the lead parts throughoout the song.

I for one am not a well enough learned guitar player to pick it out by ear and donot know enough about soloing to know what scales jerry pulls form in this song.

my favorite intro and solo for uncle john's band so far is form the video so far (the one that has a mix of live and studio footage) any way hope soomebody helps oout if not by the time i figure it out on my own then i wil post it :lol:
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Postby ebick » Sat Oct 29, 2005 4:28 am

jjbankhead wrote:my favorite intro and solo for uncle john's band so far is form the video so far (the one that has a mix of live and studio footage)


You're talking about "So Far"

God, I wish they would put that out on DVD!
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Postby jjbankhead » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:39 am

ebick wrote:
jjbankhead wrote:my favorite intro and solo for uncle john's band so far is form the video so far (the one that has a mix of live and studio footage)


You're talking about "So Far"

God, I wish they would put that out on DVD!

yeah isnt that what i called it.......? i agree i wish it was on DVD i scored that video on ebay back when you could actually find cool stuff on EBAY

anyhow does any one have a scale or tab for that intro or for any of the jamming solos jerry plays during the break down...

i am guessing he is playing in G but i dont know if it is a major/minor penatonic or just a major/minor scale.......

like i said i am not well enough versed to play by ear.
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Postby ebick » Tue Nov 01, 2005 8:25 pm

jjbankhead wrote:yeah isnt that what i called it.......?



Yeah, sorry about that.

For some reason, the first time I read it I didn't see the references. Then when I went back and read it........

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Re: relative minor-Bm substitution

Postby Jon S. » Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:00 pm

docmeister wrote:I have been playing Em instead of Am at "what I want to know" b/c it has that minor 6th bounce in that context. I would be interested if anybody else feels the same way by substituting the minor 6th there instead of minor 2nd.

Not quite the same thing but the other guitarist in our band just told me today,
Concerning the verse chords of UJB, on the last line where you have an Am, I hear and have played a

D----C
kn - ow ...

I replied that all the tabs I've seen, including RUKIND's, which show the AM. But I do always try to keep an open mind so I played the song along with several versions and I think my bandmate is right.
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