Grateful Dead: Touch Of Grey guitar solo

Perfection.

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Touch Of Grey

Jerry Garcia’s solo on the studio version of “Touch of Grey” is one of those iconic solos that’s so well constructed that it has become part of the song. When I play this song, I stick quite close to the original solo because if I don’t, I just don’t think it sounds right.This solo is also a virtual clinic in arpeggios and the CAGED system. Just about every note lines up perfectly with the chord of the moment. And, in fact, the chord progression is interesting/complex enough that simple arpeggios of the chords mesh together quite well to make a great melody.

Here’s The Original:

      TouchofGrey-originalsolo

Here’s a simple backing track, slowed down a bit for practice:

      TouchOfGrey-slower-chords
Touch of Grey - annotated tab pt. 1

Touch of Grey – annotated tab pt. 1

Touch of Grey - annotated tab pt. 2

Touch of Grey – annotated tab pt. 2

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