#375  by deadhead89
 
the riff for this song that the dead and winwood tend to use is the following

E--------------------|
B--------------------|
G--------------------|
D--------------------|
A-----------3---3---|
E--3--4--5---5---5-|

 #464  by Guest
 
Winwood wouldn't play it the same as The Dead, because he plays it in the key of A and the Dead play it in the key of G.

The original riff in the key of A would be:
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-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------0-2-0----------------------------
--------0h3-----------------------------------
--0h3-----------------------------------------
 #679  by Billbbill
 
For the Dead in G I have it as:


e-----------------------------
b-----------------------------
g-----------------------------
d--------------3---3--5---
a-----3--4--5----5----------
e-------------------------3

 #1626  by strumminsix
 
Try this for A:

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
---------------0-------------------------------
--------0h3------------0-----------------------
--0h3--------------3---------------------------

 #7610  by xStonr
 
I play it like this...

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------0---------A CHORD-----------------
--------0h3-----3------------------------------
--0h3-----------------------------------------

 #7613  by amyjared
 
I play it close to xstonr, but with a one-note variation and no hammer-ons, just heavy bends:

-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
----------------------A CHORD-----------------
--------0-3----0-3------------------------------
--0-3-----------------------------------------

I've also seen it (and vary it) as:

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-----------------------------------------------
----------------------A CHORD-----------------
--------0-3-----0-3------------------------------
--0-2-----------------------------------------

 #7615  by strumminsix
 
Okay, let's try this out:
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The repeating pattern.  As it circles, it sounds like 2 bars of A but it's really split 2 beats on the front and 2 on the back.

||:   A /   |        A / / /     |     G / / /      |   D / / /   |   A /   :||

-------------------------------------3----------------2--2--3--2-----0--0-----
----------------------2--2--3--2-----0----------------3--3--3--3-----2--2-----
----------------------2--2--2--2-----0-2-0------------2--2--2--2-----2--2-----
----------------------2--2-----2-----0-----2-0--------0--0--0--0-----2--2-----
------0h3--p0--3--0------------------2---------3---------------------0--0-----
-0h3---------------------------------3----------------------------------------
Updating 16 years later... LOL

Re:

 #72843  by Mick
 
Guest wrote:Winwood wouldn't play it the same as The Dead, because he plays it in the key of A and the Dead play it in the key of G.

The original riff in the key of A would be:
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-----------------------------------------------
-------------0-2-0----------------------------
--------0h3-----------------------------------
--0h3-----------------------------------------
My daughter and I were playing along with a Traffic version we downloaded from iTunes last night. It is right on the C major pentatonic so "Guests" assertion here is at least not always true.

I just wanted to straighten that out 6 years later. :shock:
 #172428  by Dujour
 
sorry folks, but not only does Winwood/Traffic play it in a different key, they play the riff differently than Jerry does. In the Winwood key of A, the riff is E G A C A C A. In the Dead's key of G, the riff would be D F G Bb G Bb G

whereas Jerry plays A C D E D E A

in the Traffic's key of A, the riff (the way Jerry plays it) is B D E G E G A

not just different keys; different riffs. I suppose it's sacrilege to suggest Jerry played it wrong, so we'll call it an "interpretation". both riffs work.
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 #172435  by strumminsix
 
Wow, how we hear things differently as the years go by... Updated my post above 16 years later. HAHAHA

Re:

 #172436  by Jon S.
 
strumminsix wrote: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:18 pm Okay, let's try this out:
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The repeating pattern.  As it circles, it sounds like 2 bars of A but it's really split 2 beats on the front and 2 on the back.

||:   A /   |        A / / /     |     G / / /      |   D / / /   |   A /   :||

-------------------------------------3----------------2--2--3--2-----0--0-----
----------------------2--2--3--2-----0----------------3--3--3--3-----2--2-----
----------------------2--2--2--2-----0-2-0------------2--2--2--2-----2--2-----
----------------------2--2-----2-----0-----2-0--------0--0--0--0-----2--2-----
------0h3--p0--3--0------------------2---------3---------------------0--0-----
-0h3---------------------------------3----------------------------------------
Updating 16 years later... LOL
I dig this as a starting point and how you laid it out. And it's simple to riff off it with by adding highlights and embellishments (in this vein, I'm playing the A chord in your tab as a 1st finger partial bar). Also, I like ocassionally adding the 2nd string 3rd fret D to the G chord (not saying Garcia or Winwood did it, just that it sounds pleasing to me).
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 #172438  by strumminsix
 
Jon S. wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:00 am
strumminsix wrote: Sun Jul 30, 2006 8:18 pm Okay, let's try this out:
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The repeating pattern.  As it circles, it sounds like 2 bars of A but it's really split 2 beats on the front and 2 on the back.

||:   A /   |        A / / /     |     G / / /      |   D / / /   |   A /   :||

-------------------------------------3----------------2--2--3--2-----0--0-----
----------------------2--2--3--2-----0----------------3--3--3--3-----2--2-----
----------------------2--2--2--2-----0-2-0------------2--2--2--2-----2--2-----
----------------------2--2-----2-----0-----2-0--------0--0--0--0-----2--2-----
------0h3--p0--3--0------------------2---------3---------------------0--0-----
-0h3---------------------------------3----------------------------------------
Updating 16 years later... LOL
I dig this as a starting point and how you laid it out. And it's simple to riff off it with by adding highlights and embellishments (in this vein, I'm playing the A chord in your tab as a 1st finger partial bar). Also, I like ocassionally adding the 2nd string 3rd fret D to the G chord (not saying Garcia or Winwood did it, just that it sounds pleasing to me).
Thanks J! Yeah, this song has taken such a life of its own with Traffic, post traffic Stevie / Clapton, Jerry, WSP and others I tried to provide a combination of timing, lead run, chording, a melody notes. I'm guessing my playing of this is some gumbo of the aforementioned folks :)

You're right, alternate melodies, runs, embellishments, ets. Was just trying to give folks a staring point :)
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