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GRATEFUL  DEAD  TAB
The Music of the Grateful Dead

stella blue
THE  GRATEFUL  DEAD
Dozin' at the knick
(KnickerBocker arena, albany, new york, march 24-26,1990)
DISC 3 / TRACK 4
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Comments
 
 

Scales Used
 
 

Chords Used
 
 

Words / Chord Progressions / Licks / Solos
 
 


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Thanks for checking out my tab for
Stella Blue.
This is one of the most beautiful songs the dead have played,
and Jerry's 2nd guitar solo is trully amazing!

I hope you enjoy this song as much as I.
I've not tabbed all of the song  yet, but this should keep you busy for the time being.

Take it Easy!
 

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scales used

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

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E-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
B-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
G-|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
D-|-o-|-o-|---|-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-|-o-|
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chords used

Below is the chords that are used throughout this song.
I've also included their various positions on the neck as well.
The letter represents the name of the chord and the number represents
the fret on which the chord starts.
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E 0
E-|---|---|---|
Bo|---|---|---|
G-|-o-|---|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|
Eo|---|---|---| 
E 7th
E-|---|---|---| 
B-|---|---|-o-|
G-|---|---|-o-|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---| 
E 4th
E-|-o-|---|---| 
B-|---|-o-|---|
G-|-o-|---|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---| 
Emaj7 0
E-|---|---|---|
Bo|---|---|---|
G-|-o-|---|---|
D-|-o-|---|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|
Eo|---|---|---| 
  Emaj7 7th
E-|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|-o-|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
Em 0
E-|---|---|---|
Bo|---|---|---|
G-|---|---|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|
Eo|---|---|---|
Em 7th
E-|---|---|---|
B-|---|-o-|---|
G-|---|---|-o-|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
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Asus4 0
E-|---|---|---|
Bo|---|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|
Ao|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
A 0
E-|---|---|---|
B-|---|-o-|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|-o-|---|
Ao|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
A 5th
E-|-o-|---|---|
B-|-o-|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-x-|---|---|
E-|-o-|---|---|
C7 8th
E-|-o-|---|---|
B-|-o-|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|-o-|---|---|
A-|---|---|-o-|
E-|-o-|---|---|
C7 3rd
E-|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|-o-|
G-|-o-|---|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
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B7 7th
E-|-o-|---|---|
B-|-o-|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|-o-|---|---|
A-|---|---|-o-|
E-|-o-|---|---|
B7 2nd
E-|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|-o-|
G-|-o-|---|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
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B 2th
E-|---|---|---|
B-|---|---|-o-|
G-|---|---|-o-|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-o-|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|
B 7th
E-|-o-|---|---|
B-|-o-|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|---|-o-|
A-|-x-|---|---|
E-|-o-|---|---|
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Words/ Chord progressions/ licks/ solos

intro

Verse rhythm

lick #1

lick #2

solo #2
 

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Intro ~ Jerry
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   (0:04)---------------------------------------------------->
E----------------------------------------------------------------
B----------------------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------------1-4p2-1-2-2p1---------
D----------1-2---2---------1-2-4p2p1h2---2---------------4p2-2---
A--0-1-2-4-------2---2-4-------------------------------------2---
E--------------0---0-----0-----------0-----------------------0---

   (0:15)----------d-d-d-u-d----------------------------->
E------------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------0---------------------------------------
G--------------------1---------------------------------------
D------------------2-2-2-----2p1---1-----------------1h2-2---
A--2------4----1h2-2---2-2-------2---2---2---2-4---4-----2---
E-----0-0----0-----0---0-0-0---------------0-----0-------0---
 
 

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Verse Rhythm ~ Bob
Below are the chords for the verse rhythm for Stella Blue. This is how I play the song,
but you can play the same chords at different positions if it makes it easier for you.
Refer to the Chord Section to try different ways of playing it.

I think it sounds much more soothing if you use the chords I have below.
It switches form higher position to lower position chords, thereby creating a nice feel.
Note each chord is played for 4 beats.

I love this progression. Enjoy !
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            E          Emaj7    Asus4        A           Em          C7          B7          B7
E----------4-----------------------7-----8-----8-----
B----9-----4-----0-----2-----0-----7-----8-----8-----
G----9-----4-----2-----2-----0-----8-----9-----9-----
D----9-----6-----2-----2-----2-----7-----8-----8-----
A----7-----7-----0-----0-----2-----9-----10----10----
E----------------------------0-----7-----8-----8-----

            E          Emaj7    Asus4        A           Em          C7          B7          B7
E----------4-----------------------7-----8-----8-----
B----9-----4-----0-----2-----0-----7-----8-----8-----
G----9-----4-----2-----2-----0-----8-----9-----9-----
D----9-----6-----2-----2-----2-----7-----8-----8-----
A----7-----7-----0-----0-----2-----9-----10----10----
E----------------------------0-----7-----8-----8-----

            E             A            E             A
E----------5-----------5-----
B----9-----5-----9-----5-----
G----9-----6-----9-----6-----
D----9-----7-----9-----7-----
A----7-----------7-----------
E----------------------------

            E          Emaj7    Asus4        A           Em          C7          B7          B7
E----------4-----------------------7-----8-----8-----
B----9-----4-----0-----2-----0-----7-----8-----8-----
G----9-----4-----2-----2-----0-----8-----9-----9-----
D----9-----6-----2-----2-----2-----7-----8-----8-----
A----7-----7-----0-----0-----2-----9-----10----10----
E----------------------------0-----7-----8-----8-----

            E          Emaj7    Asus4        A           Em          C7          B7          B7
E----------4-----------------------7-----8-----8-----
B----9-----4-----0-----2-----0-----7-----8-----8-----
G----9-----4-----2-----2-----0-----8-----9-----9-----
D----9-----6-----2-----2-----2-----7-----8-----8-----
A----7-----7-----0-----0-----2-----9-----10----10----
E----------------------------0-----7-----8-----8-----

            E             A            E             A
E----------5-----------5-----
B----9-----5-----9-----5-----
G----9-----6-----9-----6-----
D----9-----7-----9-----7-----
A----7-----------7-----------
E----------------------------
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Lick #1
E----------------------------
B----------------------------
G------3b4hold4p3-2-0--------
D--4-4----------------2------
A----------------------------
E----------------------------
 
 

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Lick #2
E----------------------------
B----------------------------
G----------------------------
D-------------------1--2-----
A--2h4p2---0--2--4-----------
E--------4-------------------
 
 

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Solo 2 ~ Jerry

 


   (6:08)------------------------------------------------------>
E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------13--13-14-16---------13----------13----13-----------------
D--14-16----------------14-16----14----14----16--------------------
A-----------------------------------16---------------16s9-7h9s11---
E------------------------------------------------------------------
 

   (6:22)----------------------------------------->
E------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------
G---------------------------------13-12----------------------------
D--------------11s13-14-16-14--14-------15s14----------------------
A--12p11-12s14-----------------------------------11----------------
E---------------------------------------------12-------------------
 

   (6:31)----------------------------------------------------------------->
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-----------------------------12-12s14-12-------14-12----12--14-14-12----14
G-----------11----13-11-14-13-------------13----------13--------------13---
D-----11-13----14----------------------------------------------------------
A--14----------------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 


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