May 9, 2018

In the 3rd and final installment of my Allman Brothers Band “Blue Sky” lesson we take a look at the 2nd guitar solo (Dickey Betts’ solo) from the “Eat A Peach” album.Dickey Betts’ solo is pretty much a masterclass in taking a handful of notes and weaving them into an endless number of beautiful melodies.

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May 2, 2018

In this lesson, were taking a look at the first guitar solo (Duane Allman’s solo) on “Blue Sky” from the Eat a Peach album.Duane’s solo (as well as Dickey’s solo) are both great examples of using only a handful of notes to craft a very melodic and memorable solo. Unfortunately, this was one of the

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March 16, 2018

In this lesson, I bring you Jerry Garcia’s solo on “They Love Each Other” from the legendary May 8, 1977 show at Barton Hall, on the campus of Cornell University in Ithaca New York.”They Love Each Other” is a Hunter/Garcia composition that appeared on Jerry Garcia’s 1976 solo album “Reflections”. It was debuted February 9th,

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March 8, 2018

This lesson looks at Jerry Garcia’s guitar solo on “Loser” from the double album “Dead Set”.By request, this lesson focuses on Jerry Garcia’s 16 bar solo over the Grateful Dead standard “Loser” as heard on the album “Dead Set”.

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February 26, 2018

In this lesson we will be examining Jerry Garcia’s 10 bar guitar solo from the 10/29/77 version of “Sugar Magnolia””Sugar Magnolia” was released on the Grateful Dead’s 1970 album “American Beauty”, and was co-written by Robert Hunter and Bob Weir. “Sugar Magnolia” went on to be the band’s most played original, played nearly 600 times

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