Tennessee Jedi wrote:Do the Dead even hit the A chord or is it a passing tone ?
I try to stay off hitting the full chord .....
I assume you're talking about the intro? There's definitely an A chord in the solo after the 2nd verse. But for that passing chord in the intro, I have always played what looks like an A chord, but avoid the bass note so it doesn't sound
like an a chord, and the rest of the band definitely doesn't hit that A with me--so it's definitely acting
more like a passing chord. However, having watched Grateful Guitar Lesson Guy's lesson posted earlier in this thread (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k1C-BQ3EZrA
) his version sounds better to me so I think that after 3 decades of playing it slightly wrong, I'm going to change my tune, so to speak.
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