Grateful Dad wrote:I am auditioning for a Grateful Dead cover band as a rythym guitarist next week and I'm working on Bobby parts and getting familiar with his voicings and techniques.
All I need now is some sage advice from everyone who plays (or has played) Bobby style in a band.
I have played both lead guitar and bass in GD bands so I have a good idea of where to place myself so I don't clutter up the sound.
I just want some pearls of wisdom from those who have "been there and done that".
I am PSYCHED!!!
Grateful Dad wrote:Thanks Strumm!
I agree, the Bobby fills are the unsung/essential heroes of Dead music and only through extensive practice will I get them smoothed out.
Can you give me a couple of examples of what you call "transitional chords"?
Also on Bob's voicings I find myself throwing in melody or harmony notes in the voicings where appropriate.
The fun thing about playing Grateful Dead music is that it is so intuitive and less seems more when it comes to playing Bobby's parts.
DeadlyHeptet wrote: so full chords aren't necessary all the time; intervals and partial chords work well.
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