dleonard wrote:You could get through well over 90% of the Dead's stuff with Major, Mixolydian, Dorian, & the Pentatonics (Major & Minor). Garcia also plays alot out of chord shapes in the "country" type songs.
As far as the songs are concerned, I've never had a question about any of them that the Song Forums on this site didn't touch on. If they haven't covered it, you'll get an answer quickly.
To answer your other question, when learning a new tune, I go through it a bunch of times learning some of the signature riffs of the song, then just play along with it on the Archive. I also try and jam with slower versions of tunes that I'm learning(e.g. 72 Deal rather than an 80's version, a 74 Eyes rather than a 76-77).
Concert DVD's help ALOT too
thunderman wrote:I am new to the forum so I don't know if this is where I should post this here. Here is my question:
I am relatively new to guitar tutorial again (after a 16 year break) and I mainly play Dead. What scales should I learn to get some of the Jerry jams down?
Also, do you play with mucis behind you to get a rythm? Right now I just experiment with the chords and try to create the songs in my head to translate to the guitar, but I want to so much furthur than that.
Any advice from the studs is great!
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