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charlene 10-21-2009 12:35 PM

Grateful Dead
http://sixsongs.blogspot.com/2009/10...ning-rain.html - picture and
listen at the link

jj 10-21-2009 01:28 PM

Re: Grateful Dead

and they're playin in my fave key....the license they've taken with the alt chord progression (root to 3- mjr? F#>A ie. D>F) is so 60s ...mr Stinson might call it '60s sweet'...anyhow, it sits fine with me...i imagine all dig that Monkeesque groove:)

Jesse Joe 10-21-2009 01:59 PM

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Boy I never thought I would hear T.G.D. do a Lightfoot song. And to think it was recorded in 1965, while they were still known as the Warlocks.

I had never heard of this before, I guess Gordon Lightfoot's music is on many different Albums & all over the world.

A smalltown boy from Orillia Ontario Canada, who has done very, very well. :clap::clap::clap:

RM 10-21-2009 08:29 PM

Re: Grateful Dead

Originally Posted by jj (Post 155468)
(root to 3- mjr? F#>A ie. D>F)

Madam Moderator,

Are hieroglyphics allowed on this forum ?

charlene 10-21-2009 10:11 PM

Re: Grateful Dead

jj 10-24-2009 08:49 AM

Re: Grateful Dead

Originally Posted by charlene (Post 155477)

ahh, objection overruled, thank you:)

you do see math symbols in music scores ( + - X / etc) but true, i may be the first and last to use the greater than sign to denote an unconventional chord progression when charting...my aim has always been to confuse band member using all available means:cool:

i like when folks talk in a generic Nashville numbering sense, that way the key choice can be refined later and capo users and purists can live in harmony:)

for he EMR example I believe most guitarists would play in D (with or without capo..i think the actual key is likely F for Gord's version...it's F# or Gb for the Dead version)

in D, the standard western music chord patterns would be:

1 D major (the 1 chord or note in the scale is the 'root')
2 E minor
3 F# minor
4 G major
5 A major
6 B minor

so by making that "3" chord flat (the - symbol), the F# becomes F...and then a major instead of a minor...and you get the "3- mjr"

Gord's chord change for the "aching in my heart" section would, let's say, go from D to G but the Dead are going from the D > F... which is relatively same F# > A

depending on the genre, when 'fill in' band members are common, they either play all by feel supplemented by a cheat sheet and using the '>' sign is a way of letting them know an unconventional progression is upcoming...i suppose a highlighter would also work, depending on club lighting:cool:

as i say, i like a twist on a tune, especially an overheard one...the startling thing is that the Dead did this arrangement some 45 years ago, when i hadn't even heard the tune yet...there certainly are many who cross 'the line' and might just wanna leave well enough alone...i mean 'great enough':)

Affair on Touhy Ave. 03-24-2012 04:33 PM

Gratefull Dead-Early Morning Rain.

Funny they didn't officially release their first LP till 1967.

2silent2breal 03-25-2012 10:01 PM

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Wow, thanks for sharing the link. It did this old LightandDeadhead a lot of good to hear this cover. A big part of the Dead's repertoire over the years were adaptations of folk tunes, so I have always wondered why a few of Gord's tunes didn't make it into the mix. They could have done great things with Yarmouth Castle, among others.

Of course they both covered Me and Bobby Mcgee, two of my favorite versions of KK's classic.

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