#839  by Yesterdays gone home
 Fri Sep 10, 2004 6:16 am
Can anyone improvise or workout how to play "Beautiful Jam" from the So Many Roads collection. It has to be some of the most beautiful guitar playing I've heard, short but so sweet.

Thanks all..... :)
 #1269  by jhc
 Tue Nov 23, 2004 9:19 pm
I think it's simply a A to D progression. I don't think I have the ear or the patience to figure out exactly what Jerry's playing though :-)
 #129775  by jackr
 Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:04 am
i know this is a very old post but arguably the best 2 or 3 minutes (minutes 1 to 4) of the many thousands of hours the grateful dead ever played. Just the perfect storm where everything came together, hence – The Beautiful Jam. I know its great because I am really moved every time i hear it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WD3d_CUTbw
 #129777  by ricepr
 Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:32 am
Am->D, we are gonna throw it in. It sort of has a "Fly me to the moon" melody briefly to start. Learning it note for note would defeat the purpose. I just play something similar as melodic and soulful as I can. Falling short of the Fat Man, but folks like it pretty well