Grateful Dead Music Forum

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 #2094  by peteuk
 Fri Oct 07, 2005 10:46 am
so glad I found these pages...
I've been playing for a year or so, struggling to make sense of things but all this Jerry-focused discussion helps make everything so much clearer.
thanks expecially to Kenny for his musings on modes - the fretboard is making so much more sense now and while I am not sure yet why a particular mode is used when it is (something to do with the chords a song uses, I guess), I am making more interesting sounds and have a better sense of the possibilities that this amazing instrument offers - and that goes a long way at this stage.

once in a while you really do get shown the light, but I guess this is not such a strange place to find it - anyway genuine thanks -- I will try eat up everything you have kindly posted and maybe make it my own one day.