Grateful Dead Music Forum

A place to talk about the music of the Grateful Dead 

 #34742  by strumminsix
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:36 pm
Awesome & impressive! I learned alot. Thanks!!!

May I add another D7 shape Bobby uses:


I hear him omit the A and play it like this:


FYI on background - It's fairly common practice to drop 1s and 5s when playing in a band with multiple midrange instruments. I'm sure you know this, Pete, just saying for others who may not!

Listen carefully in guitar-heavy blues jams and if it's good you'll hear one of the guitarists only playing th 3&7.

 #34743  by shakedown_04092
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:39 pm
Great job Pete! Always wanted to tackle this one but always put it off :oops:

Thanks for taking the time to show us :cool: :smile:

 #34746  by old man down
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:12 pm
Very nice, Pete. Very nice, indeed.

Really like that 9th fret bassy D7 chord. That's new to me. (t = 34-sec)

For your C D G jam, I don't bother with the G chord, I just hammer on the pinky on that G note off of the C chord and finess it with some upstrokes to catch the e and B strings.

And, LOL, your D7 (t = 2:17), I had been getting by with an open-D-shaped C chord at the 12th fret, really punctuating the C note. Your D7 is spot on, I'll have to incorporate it.

I don't work on my Booby stuff any more, but the China Cat >> Rider transition requires a Bobby part to get me through the solo acoustic effort.

 #34748  by GratefulPat
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:28 pm
slick shit there pete :cool:

 #34749  by GratefulPat
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:29 pm
now who can make me a vid of the jerrrrryisms?

 #34754  by FairTheeWell
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:55 pm
Kudos to Pete...

Thanks for the input... :cool:

 #34755  by CaptainTrips
 Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:33 pm
Thanks for the insight! And coincidentally, I think we have the same strap . . . :shock:

 #34760  by Dozin
 Sun Jan 13, 2008 5:37 am
Very nice, I learned a few things too, thanks.

 #34816  by jackr
 Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:35 am
Nice Job!!

You make it look too easy.

 #34817  by Pete B.
 Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:37 am
Thanks for the kind comments, friends.
I have a few other "Bobby bends" I'll add later this week. I can kick in a few Jerryism's too, as he plays at least one common 'Rider solo right out of the D-shape (for the D and C chords), and the G-shape for the G (barre'ing the 12th fret with your index finger).
Funn Stuff!
Pete B.

 #34818  by Tennessee Jedi
 Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:45 am
Great Vid Pete.B!
Hope you get time to do some some more.
Very Rockin' :cool:

 #34841  by bucketorain
 Mon Jan 14, 2008 1:25 pm
ok, you are now going to be called Pistol Pete! lol. nice work