Phish: Maze (studio version) guitar solo

1.0 Machine Gun Trey in the studio!

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The studio version of “Maze” is great for study because it provides a virtual clinic in “Machine Gun Trey.” It also shows some examples of how Trey mixes blues-based ideas (specifically, the mixing of major and minor thirds, and the use of the minor pentatonic scale combined with the major third) with mode-based ideas (mixolydian and dorian).

For the purposes of this lesson I excerpted the solo from the original recording:


I also found it useful to slow this sucker down to 75%, for obvious reasons:


Maze solo – Annotated Tabs & Audio

Maze solo pt. 1 (annotated tab)

Maze solo pt. 1 (annotated tab)


Maze solo pt. 2


Maze solo pt. 3



Maze solo pt. 4

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