Grateful Dead: Fire On The Mountain (Dead Set) transcription

Two great, and surprisingly simple solos

Dead Set was one of the first live Grateful Dead albums I owned, and Garcia’s solos on this version of “Fire on the Mountain” are short, sweet, and simple. In fact I am struck by their simplicity–one of my own faults as a guitarist (and a fault for many of us) is to overplay. Garcia doesn’t overplay here. He is not all over the neck, each solo is only 16 bars long. Instead he hangs with single positions for a long time, patiently milking ideas out of them, concentrating on phrasing and melody.

Annotated tabs & Audio:

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Fire on the Mountain (Dead Set) - First Solo

Fire on the Mountain (Dead Set) – First Solo

 

 


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Fire on the Mountain (Dead Set) - 2nd solo

Fire on the Mountain (Dead Set) – 2nd solo

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