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ARABIA

Grisman & Garcia
Track 9
Transcribed by Jeff lewis


Table of Contents

COMMENTS
 

SCALES
 

CHORDS
 

INTRO
 

JERRY SOLO 1
 



COMMENTS

Get ready for pure acoustic bliss!
Clocking in at over 16 minutes, this song, Arabia,
is one of my favorite Garcia/Grisman acoustic songs.
It has a definite eastern feel to the groove and is awesome to play.
If you don't have this disc, I would highly recommend you get it.  It is a must for any music fan.
Other songs on the disc include: The Thrill is Gone, Grateful Dawg,
and Friend of the Devil.

I have included the scale used for the first set of solos for Garcia and Grisman,
the chords used and the position they are played on the neck as well as a complete transcription of the 1st solo of Jerry, note for note.
I have also included the times for the rhythem and the solo.
These are designated in red above the tab.

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SCALES  USED

   This is the scale that Jerry uses throughout this song, although certain notes maybe sharped or flatted at some points.  I suggest just learning this scale proficiently first, before tackling the solo's of  Arabia.  Plus, once you've got the scale down you can better understand the structure of Jerry's solo's and the notes played.

Fret:1    2    3    4   5    6    7    8    9   10   11   12   13  14   15

E-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|---|-o-|-o-|
B-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|
G-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
D-|-o-|---|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|---|
A-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
E-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|---|-o-|-o-|
 

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CHORDS

The diagrams below show the chords used with in this song
and the  position that they are played on the neck.

      D           D#          F
Fret:     5    6    7        6    7    8        10  11   12
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
G-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
D-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

      Cm
Fret:     3    4    5
E-|---|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|-o-|---|
G-|---|---|---|-o-|
D-|---|---|---|-o-|
A-|---|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|
 


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INTRO

   D                                    D#
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B---7-8s10-10-10h11p10p8-10-10h11-10-----8-10-10h11-11-11b13-10-11p10h11-11b13-11b13-11-
G---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    F                              D#       D
E------------------------------------------------
B---10b11-11-10--8-10h11p10p8-10--8-8---7b8p7----
G------------------------------------------------
D------------------------------------------------
A------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------

TIME:  (0:37)
     D       D#     F        D#      D        D#    F         D#
E--------------------------------------------------------------------
B----7--7-7--8-----10-10-10--8-8-8---7-7-7-7--8-----10-10-10--8-8-8--
G----7--7-7--8-----10-10-10--8-8-8---7-7-7-7--8-----10-10-10--8-8-8--
D----7--7-7--8-----10-10-10--8-8-8---7-7-7-7--8-----10-10-10--8-8-8--
A----5--5-5--6-----8--8--8---6-6-6---5-5-5-5--6-----8--8--8---6-6-6--
E--------------------------------------------------------------------

TIME:  (0:47)
     D       D#     F     D#    D        D#     F     D#
E-----------------------------------------------------------
B----7--7-7--8-----10-----8-----7-7-7-7--8-----10-----8-----
G----7--7-7--8-----10-----8-----7-7-7-7--8-----10-----8-----
D----7--7-7--8-----10-----8-----7-7-7-7--8-----10-----8-----
A----5--5-5--6-----8------6-----5-5-5-5--6-----8------6-----
E-----------------------------------------------------------
 


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JERRY SOLO 1

Grisman Rhythem for Solo 1

TIME:  (1:15)
     Cm         Cm         D          D
Stoke   d    u   d   d     d    u  d    d      d    u  d    d     d    u  d   d
E--------------------------------------------------
B----4--4-4--4---4--4-4--4---7--7-7--7---7--7-7--7-
G----5--5-5--5---5--5-5--5---7--7-7--7---7--7-7--7-
D----5--5-5--5---5--5-5--5---7--7-7--7---7--7-7--7-
A----3--3-3--3---3--3-3--3---5--5-5--5---5--5-5--5-
E--------------------------------------------------

Jerry's 1st Solo

TIME:  (1:15-------------------------------------------------------------------------->1:22)
E---------------------------------------------------10-10--------------------------------
B---------------------------------11-13p12p11--11-13-----13-10---10----------------------
G-------------------------------12-----------12---------------11---11--------------------
D----s10------8-10--8-10p8-10s13-------------------------------------12-11-10------------
A-------8-9-10--------------------------------------------------------------12-11-10-9---
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10-
 

TIME:  (1:23----------------------------------------->1:28)
E-------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------13-13p12-12--
D---------9h10-10-9-10-10s13-13h14p13p12-13-------------
A-----8h10----------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------
 

TIME:  (1:29------------------------------------------------------------------------------>1:36)
E------------------------------10-10h11p10--10----10--13s15-15-15-14-14-14s13s12s11s10-10-10-
B----------------------10-11-13-----------13--11-13------------------------------------------
G-----------------11-12----------------------------------------------------------------------
D---------10-12-13---------------------------------------------------------------------------
A-10-12-13-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

TIME:  (1:37------------------------------------------------------------------------>1:43)
E--10h11p10--10----10-11-11b13-11---10--10---------------------------------------------
B----------13--11-13------------------13--13b15-13-13p11p10--10h11p10--10-----10-11----
G--------------------------------------------------------------------12--11-12---------
D--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

TIME:  (1:43--------------->1:45)     (1:46------------------------------------->1:50)
E---------------------10-10------------------------------------11------11----10-10--
B----10-11-13p11p10-13-------------------11-13p11--11-13---11------13------13-------
G--12----------------------------------12--------12----------14------14-------------
D----------------------------------10s13--------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

TIME: (1:50------>1:52)
E-10-----------------
B---13-10------10----
G--------11--11--11--
D----------12--------
A--------------------
E--------------------

TIME:(1:53------------------------------------------------------------------->2:01)
E--------------------------------11-10-10-10-10h11p10--10-10-11s14-14-14-14-14-14-
B----------11-11h13p11--11-13--13--------------------13---------------------------
G--------12-----------12-----12---------------------------------------------------
D--s12-13------------------------------------------------------------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

TIME:(2:02--------------------------------------------------->2:08)
E---11-11---------------------------------------------------------
B--------13p11p10-10-11-11h13-11-10-------------------------------
G----------------------------------12-11--------------------------
D---------------------------------------12------------------------
A- ---------------------------------------12-10-9--9-10-12-12-12--
E------------------------------------------------10---------------

TIME: (2:09-------------------------------------------------------------------->2:20)
E----------------------------------------------------------------------s8-8-7-7---
B----------------------------------------------------------------------s8-8-8-8-10
G----------------------------------------------------------------------s8-------11
D--------------10-10-8-8-8-8-7-7-7-7----------7h8p7-7h8p7-7--7-8-9-10-----------12
A---13p12-10-10---------------------10-9--9-10------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 


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