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 #82711  by darksun
 Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:13 pm
Just a quick question...

Because I'm no good at reading tablature (i can't get the timing down on the notes) and because I think dead songs should be jammed and not recited "word for word,"

does anybody know what scale jerry uses for his solo? I know it's in B, but I don't know the variant. Any information would be awesome! Thanks
 #82713  by Billbbill
 Thu Jul 01, 2010 7:38 pm
I'd start with some straight up arpeggios with these shapes

B

e--
b-12-
g-11-
d-13-

F#

e--
b-11-
g-11-
d-11-

And these same shapes 2 frets back for the A and E.

It's a good place to start.

Here's our first shot at this a month or so back and it's largely what I'm up to in the first pass.

http://www.archive.org/download/sbb2010 ... d02t07.mp3
 #82801  by gr8fullfred
 Sat Jul 03, 2010 10:54 am
In reference to the Touch of Grey solo there is not one scale to learn to do this solo. What makes this solo so fantastic is Jerry's amazing ability to gracefully and seamlessly solo thru the chord changes. What I mean by this is that Jerry is more or less always using the major scale or arpeggio for the current chord. At one point in the solo (I will survive part) Jerry is using three scales (F# B E), but Jerry intertwines these so seamlessly that it sounds, (like one scale) well it sounds like freaking Jerry!

My best advise to learn this solo is to get the tab from the song forum and watch the youtube video from SteelYerFace here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OWTQI8A ... jcnFyIKwJA

Watch the video as many times as necessary, learn each line of the solo from the tab. Luckily there is some repetition in the middle part of the solo, so there is one part that more or less repeats three times.

Learning this solo is well worth the effort as it offers great insight into Jerry's musical style.

Big thanks to SteelYerFace who ever he may be, for some great youtube vids!

Still missing Jerry as we arrive on 15 years since his passing. WOW! Jerry was great!
 #82820  by waldo041
 Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:34 am
gr8fullfred wrote: My best advise to learn this solo is to get the tab from the song forum and watch the youtube video from SteelYerFace here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OWTQI8A ... jcnFyIKwJA
huh?!?

is this not the same vid/lesson i posted already in this there? :?

waldo041 wrote:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1OWTQI8Af9M

peace,
waldo
 #82829  by Pete B.
 Sun Jul 04, 2010 9:36 am
Edit: Here's Jerry taking a solo:
(go directly to 2min_25 sec):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibsnBpzBT-4
(Got to 2min_55sec):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bt3fbzey ... =1&index=2
(go directly to 2min_45sec):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l38YXrGJxx0
Studio Versio (go to 2min)20sec):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOaXTg3nAuY

Update: I have added the Chord forms I used for the first 4 lines of Tab (so far).
Strum along using just the chord forms on the neck, then add the arrpegios with the picking hand.
I usually hold the chord forms with ring/middle/index, and catch the coupla extra notes with the pinky.
Touch Of Grey - Solo Tab: forum/viewtopic.php?f=272&t=5450&p=52225#p52225
pb

Line 1:
-----B-----------------F#-----------B--
E|--7------------------6------------7--
B|--7------------------7------------7--
G|--8------------------6------------8--
D|---------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------

E|--7-----------7------6-----6--9--7--
B|-----7-----7------------7-----------
G|--------8---------------------------
D|------------------------------------
A|------------------------------------
E|------------------------------------

Line 2:
------E----------------------A---------------E--
E|-----------------------------------------------
B|---9----------------------10--------------9--
G|---9----------------------9---------------9--
D|---9----------------------11--------------9--
A|-----------------------------------------------
E|-----------------------------------------------

E|------------------------------------------------
B|----------9---------9-----10----10--12--9---
G|-------9-----9----------------9----------------
D|--7/9-----------9------------------------------
A|-------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------

Line 3:
------F#1--------F#2-----------B--------F#1-----F#2----B--
E|----------------14-----------11-----------------14-----11--
B|---11----------14-----------12--------11------14-----12--
G|---11----------11-----------11--------11------11-----11--
D|---11----------11-----------13--------11------11-----13--
A|-------------------------------------------------------------
E|-------------------------------------------------------------

E|--------------------14--11--------------------------14--11--
B|------------11--14----------12----------11------14----------
G|--------11----------------------11----------11---------------
D|--9/11--------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------

Line 4:
---------E--------------------------------------------------------------B---
E|------12------------------------------------------------------------11--
B|------12------------------------------------------------------------12--
G|------13------------------------------------------------------------11--
D|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|--------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------

E|---------12------12--11--12--14p13p12p11--12------------------11--
B|---------------------------------------------------------14--12--14------
G|--11/13------------------------------------------------------------------
D|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A|---------------------------------------------------------------------------
E|---------------------------------------------------------------------------