Ship of Fools, taken from the Steal Your Face album-
here is a breakdown of Jerry Garcia's solo, as well as the intro, ending, and chord changes ...
Jerry was a master at bending strings, and this short solo is broken into 4 licks...
and features no less than 23 bends ... using all 4 fingers...
it has 1 bend using the 1st finger.. 1 with the second finger... 2 with the third finger... and 19 with the 4th finger/ pinkie...
this demonstrates perfectly one approach he uses for bends...
if you want to play the 11th fret note, for example, you can go to the 10th fret and bend up 1/2 step ...
this is what he does at the beginning of lick 4... wanting to play 11th and 12th fret notes, he does bends on the 10th and 11th frets... so much more interesting than straight notes ... this also builds up suspense for the next note in line...
also, the song is in the key of Bb.. which is a rarity for them, and it uses 8 different chords altogether... Bb,Cm, D, Dm, Eb, E dim, F, Gm
1:15 - intro
2:55 - chord changes
5:44 - Gm bridge
8:13 - ending
14:07 - solo - full run-thru showing the 4 licks will learn
15:00 - solo- lick 1
17:47 - solo- lick 2
21:54 - solo- lick 3
25:14 - solo- lick 4
29:10- solo- full solo - acapella / no backing track
intro and ending- Cm- F- Eb- Bb
verses/solo - Bb- F- Eb- E dim- Bb Bb- D- Eb Dm- Cm - F F- Eb- Bb Dm - Cm Eb- E dim- Bb - F - Eb- Bb chorus- F - Eb - Bb F - Eb - Gm
bridge- Gm- E dim - Cm - F- Eb- Bb (the E dim i am using up on the neck is A string 7th fret D string 8th fret G string 6th fret B string 8th fret)
the guitar wizard
Carlo Zakers has been analyzing and playing Grateful Dead music for over 40 years ...
Carlo played in one of midwest's premier grateful dead cover bands, Perfunctory This Band, since 1987
this experience gives Carlo an insight into grateful dead music that few others would experience ... Carlo's TABS are some of the most thorough, and complete TABs you will find anywhere
Carlo has been creating video guitar lessons since 2015 ... his lessons some of the most detailed and thorough you will find anywhere.
many lesson websites would break each one of Carlo's lessons into 10 or 20 small lessons, and sell each section for $10 - $20 apiece
Carlo's lessons always includes helpful tips and exercises to help make playing everything very simple until it becomes second nature
Carlo also teaches and plays all styles... southern rock... classic rock ... country ... metal ...
you will find many other guitar lessons on carlos youtube page ... https://www.youtube.com/c/CarloZakers
private lessons available ...
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