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 #62855  by NashvilleMike
 Sat Jun 27, 2009 5:54 am
I am struggling with getting that "Latin flavor" in Jerry's part. It's in D but just can't get the right notes. Same problem with Dylan's "Romance in Durango" and a couple of others. Any suggestions? Is there a mode or scale that lends itself to Cowboy/Spanish tunes?
 #62865  by NashvilleMike
 Sat Jun 27, 2009 8:57 am
Yeah, that's what I have been using but it is leaving me...unsatisfied. I thought maybe someone had a different way to look at it. Thanks for the feedback!
 #62871  by Pete B.
 Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:55 am
I would say you just have to keep playing along with a version that you like untill it falls into place for you.
'Not sure if this will help you, but I think of it as being quite similar to the descending Ionian runs Jerry does in Eyes.
 #62875  by NashvilleMike
 Sat Jun 27, 2009 12:23 pm
Thanks but that is the problem. It sounds to much like other jams in D. I thought maybe I was missing a note or two to give it that west Texas flair. The journey continues...