Scales for Grateful Dead repository

Scales for Grateful Dead repository

Postby jhc » Sun Apr 17, 2005 5:45 pm

Ebick wrote:

We need more of this.

It's great to have different scales posted, and Kenny goes deep on that subject. But I think it would be great if players would post how they apply different scales to each song.

I'd even like to add a line to each page in the archve to say.....

For solos, try..........

Anyone want to tackle that task?

Why dont we use this to compile the scales we all use for various solos, and Ed can add the information to the song files as needed.

I'm not much of a lead guitar player, but I'll kick it off with a couple of ideas

Playin' - 70's version D Dorian (D minor)
later versions D mixolydian

Scarlet - dont use a single scale, play the chord changes

Fire - B mixolydian

Dark Star - A mixolydian for the main theme

Truckin' = E blues

Not Fade Away - either E blues or E major pentatonic +/- bluesy grace notes

Iko Iko - alternate D major (pentatonic) with A major (pentatonic) with the chord changes
Posts: 63
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:01 pm
Location: Chicago

Postby jck_strw » Wed Apr 20, 2005 5:57 pm

Excellent idea and excellent information.

Like Oliver, "More please!" - Tapelist
"Now get back to the stands before I shave off half your mustache and shove it up your left nostril. "
Bad News Bears
User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 950
Joined: Wed May 12, 2004 5:23 pm
Location: The mountains of Colorado

Postby jhc » Mon Apr 25, 2005 1:07 pm

Kenny, on Deal, are you using the same scale for solo #1, which is based on the verse chord and solo #2 which is based on the chorus?

Thanks man - you always have some great info.
Posts: 63
Joined: Tue Oct 05, 2004 7:01 pm
Location: Chicago

Postby Billbbill » Tue Apr 26, 2005 6:07 pm

With the verse solo I find that working from the "other end" can open up some cool ideas. That is add in some licks based on flat (and/or finger) picking some chords at different transitions and move around on the neck. Just picking out the chords and bridging a line for the full verse can be instructive. The one draw back I find is there's less room for error. Not exactly the pentatonic "no wrong note" approach.

"My wife's cooking is bad, - it's so bad the flies pitched in to fix the screen door"

Couldn't resist Kenny!
User avatar
Senior Member
Posts: 1819
Joined: Wed Aug 18, 2004 6:44 pm
Location: Southern Westchester NY

Return to The Think Tank

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest