Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dead Covers

These are notes which I need to keep on hand. You seriously don't want to read them. But I need them handy so I can refer to them.


Dark Star: City Samanas, 7.23.12. Something to play & listen to.  
Mostly A7 and G.  The second half of the melody or verse has these chords: A7 G D Em and repeat to end of the verse.
Dark Star: Grateful Dead, 8.27.72.  Gives you a sense of the jazzy improv sound that I like for Dark Star.  

Birdsong: City Samanas 10.17.12  Here is an old version that can give you something to listen & perhaps play to.  
We play E7 and D through the first part of the verse.  Then C G /G D / D A / E.  The chorus goes B C C# walk up to C#m/B/A E B/A E B/ A/E.  
Birdsong: From the Dead at Radio City in 1980.  Gives you a good idea for how they play it & you can see how I we are covering the vocal line and the guitar fills in our version.  I can show you those and we can double them or even play harmonies or octaves.

Eyes of the World: City Samanas. 9.27.11 Something to play & listen to.  
Starts out Emaj7 (you'll hear a fill not just Emaj7)
Verses go Emaj7/A/Emaj7/Bm A repeat
then A/C#m/B/A/C#m/B/D/A/E/A/E then A C
chorus
G/C/G/C repeat
D/C/G/C/G/C/D
then Bm A
into the jam
Emaj7 & Bm
we can work on the parts at the end later if needed.  but that should get you through a bunch of it.  
Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead when they played Jersey City in 1974.  Starts at 28:50.  This is the version I have used as a template for what we do.  Gives you a good idea for how we are covering the vocal line and the guitar fills in our version.  I can show you those and again we can double them or even play harmonies or octaves.

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