Any Ideas on Some Leads?

Any Ideas on Some Leads?

Postby Grateful.Ed » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:51 pm

Any ideas on some leads? Been doing some jamming in E and this riff comes up but I don't know how to jump off into a lead.

We do a Backdoor Man jam that goes into a few songs and this would be a great addition.

I'm mixing Spoonful in as well so I'm posting for some lead ideas there too.

Many Thanks, Ed.
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Re: Any Ideas on Some Leads?

Postby erubenst » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:35 am

hey-

if you notice, the lick itself is just built around the Eminor pentatonic scale. continuing with that scale at different places along the neck- even just up 12 frets is a good place to start. listen to a version by howlin' wolf to hear what he does on the harmonica for ideas- just for a different perspective than how the Dead approach it. another idea-- since the song is built around a basically a string of single notes (especially as howlin' wolf plays it), you can get it sounding a bit more meaty by using some double-stops or partial chords as part of your soloing- again, based just off the notes of the Eminor pentatonic.

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Re: Any Ideas on Some Leads?

Postby tigerstrat » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:30 am

This *might* help



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