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ESTIMATED  PROPHIT

The Grateful Dead
Dick's Picks Volume Three
Disc 2 / Track 3

Transcribed by Jeff lewis



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Scales Used
 

Chords Used
 

Words / Chord Progressions / Licks / Solos
 
 
 



comments

Thanks for checking out my Grateful Dead Guitar Tab for Estimated Prophit.
Although this is not the definitive version of the song it is still pretty good and will allow you to get the basic idea of the form and structure of the song.

To get the fingering and position of the chords check out the Chord setion.  This will show you how to finger the chords and what frets they are played on.

The complete song, including chord progressions, words, guitar licks and solos can be found at the following or refer to the table of contents.  Everything you need to know to play this classic song is found here.

Note: I've included a basic tabbed rhythm progression that can be played during the verses of the song.
It is not neccesarily what is played in this song, but is the general way it has been played over the years.  Plus it's pretty cool once you get the hang of it.  You can find it here under Basic verse rhythm.

I've not completed all of the solos yet, so check back again to get the complete version.

Good luck and have fun!!!
 
 

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scales used

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

Scale used for the Intro, Verse, and Solo 2

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-|---|
B-|---|-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-|-o-|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|
E-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|

Scale used for the Chorus,  and Solo 1

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-|---|
D-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
A-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|-o-|
E-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|
 
 

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chords used

The diagrams below show the chords used with in this song
and the various positions that they can be played on the neck.

      F#m       Bm6          E
Fret:     2    3    4        1    2    3        1    2    3
E-|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
B-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
G-|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|
D-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
A-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
 

       G         C           C
Fret:     3    4    5        3    4    5        1    2    3
E-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
B-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|
G-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
D-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|
A-|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|---|---|-o-|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|
 

       F
Fret:     1    2    3
E-|---|-o-|---|---|
B-|---|-o-|---|---|
G-|---|---|-o-|---|
D-|---|---|---|-o-|
A-|---|---|---|---|
E-|---|---|---|---|
 
 

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words / chord progressions / licks / solos

Intro ~ Jerry

Basic Verse Rhythm ~ Bob

                                             F#m                                                                                      Bm6

My time coming, any day, don't worry about me, no
                                                  F#m                                                                              Bm6
Been so long I felt this way, I'm in no hurry, no
                                      F#m                                                                                                       Bm6
Rainbows end down that highway where ocean breezes blow
                                           F#m                                                                                           Bm6
My time coming, voices saying they tell me where to go.

Verse Ending Riff

                                        F#m                                                                                                  Bm
Don't worry about me, nah nah, don't worry about me, no
                                                F#m                                                                                   Bm6
And I'm in no hurry, nah nah, I know where to go.

Chorus Rhythem ~ Bob

Chorus Riffs  ~ Jerry

                                                                G               C                     G                       F  C

California, preaching on the burning shore
                                                                G               C                     G                       F  C
California, I'll be knocking on the golden door
                                                                         G        C                     G                       F
Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light
                                                    C                   G                C                            G     F  C
Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna a shine.

Basic Verse Rhythm ~ Bob

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no

It's gonna be just like they say, them voices tell me so

Been so long I felt this way and time passin' slow

Still I know I lead the way, they tell me where I go.

Verse Ending Riff

Don't worry about me, nah nah, don't worry about me, no

And I'm in no hurry, nah nah, I know where to go.

Chorus Rhythem ~ Bob

Chorus Licks ~ Jerry

California, preaching on the burning shore

California, I'll be knocking on the golden door

Like an angel, standing in a shaft of light

Rising up to paradise, I know I'm gonna a shine.
 

You've all been asleep, you would not believe me

Them voices tellin' me, you will soon receive me

Standin' on the beach, the sea will part before me

(Fire wheel burning in the air...)

You will follow me we will rise to glory,

(Way up, the middle of the air.)

  Break Riff

And I'll call down thunder and speak the same

And my work fills the sky with flame

And might and glory gonna be my name

And men gonna light my way.

Transition Riff

Jerry Solo 1

Basic Verse Rhythm ~ Bob

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me, no

It's gonna be like they say, them voices tell me so

Seems so long I felt this way and time sure passin' slow

My time coming, anyday, don't worry about me know, no.

 Verse Ending Riff

Don't worry about me, no no no, don't worry about me, no

And I'm in no hurr, no no no, don't worry about me, no.

Intro ~ Jerry

Jerry Solo 2
 

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Intro ~ Jerry

Intro/Guitar/BassLine ~ Jerry

Time:(0:00)------------------------------------------------------->(0:27)
E--------------------------------------------------2--
B--------------------------------------------------2--
G-------------2-----------------REPEAT-4-TIMES-THEN---2--
D---------------4---2---4--------------------------4--
A--------2-4----------4----2-2-0----------------------
E---2-5-----------------------------------------------
 
 

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Basic Verse Rhythem ~ Bob

Intro/Guitar/BassLine ~ Jerry

Time:(0:27)-------------------------------------------->(1:05)
   F#m                     F#m
    d                       d  d  u   u d u
E--2------------------2--2-2--2-2-2--------------------------
B--2------------------2--2-2--2-2-2----2-3-------------------
G--2------------------2--2-2--2-2-2-------4----Repeat 4 Times
D--4------------------4--4-4--4-4-4--------------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
 

Time:(0:27)-------------------------------------------->(1:05)
   F#m                       F#m                    Bm6
    d                         d  u  u  d u   u  d u d
E--2--------------------2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-1------------------
B--2--------------------2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-2------------------
G--2--------------------2-2--2-2-2--2-2-2-1----Repeat 4 Times
D--4--------------------4-4--4-4-4--2-2-2-3------------------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

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Verse Ending Riff ~ Jerry

Verse Ending

Time:(0:53)------------------------------------>(1:06)
E-------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------
G------------------------------------REPEAT-2-TIMES-
D ------------------------------------------------
A--------------------------------2-4--------------
E---2-2-0-2-0-2---2-2-0-2-0-2--5------------------
 
 

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Chorus Rhythem ~ Bob

The letters above the tab represent the name of the chord to be played
and the d and u letters
represent whether you should stroke up or down.

The guitar rhythem for the chorus has a beat of:
Ta - Ta - Triple T- Ta - Ta ---Ta -Ta - Triple T- Ta -Ta
(Read the above phrase out loud to get the rhythem)

Time:(1:06)----------------------------------------------------------------->(1:35)

     G  G  G G G  C C  G  G  F F F  C C                   F#m
Stroke d   u   d u  d  d  d   d   u   d u d   d  d                          d
E---3--3--3-3-3--5-5--3--3--1-1-1--0-0---------------------2--
B---3--3--3-3-3--5-5--3--3--1-1-1--1-1---------------------2--
G---4-----4-4-4--5-5--4-----2-2-2--0-0--Play 4 Times Then--2--
D---5-----5-5-5--3-3--5-----3-3-3--2-2---------------------4--
A----------------------------------3-3------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

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Chorus  Riffs ~Jerry

Time:(1:07)----------------------------------------------------------------->(1:19)
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
B------12p10-8---10s12-10---13-----s12-10--9---10s12-10---13--------
G------------------------12----------------------------12-----------
D--s12-------10--10s12------14-----s12-10--10--10s12------14--------
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

Time:(1:20)--------------------------------------------------------------------------->(1:34)
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
B----10s12-10---8----10s12-10---13---10s12-10---8-----s11-11-11-8---
G------------12--------------12--------------12------------------9--
D----10s12------10---10s12------14---10s12------10----------------10
A-------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

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Break Riff ~ Jerry

E-------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------
G-------------------------------------------
D-------------------------------------------
A--5-5-3-5---3-5-5-3-2-0-----7-7-5-7-5-7----
E-------------------------------------------
 
 

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Transition Riff ~ Jerry

E----------------------------------------------------------
B--------------------------------7---------10--------------
G------------------------------7------10-12-----12-10--10--
D-----------------------7-----------12---------------12----
A----------3----------7------------------------------------
E---1-3S5------5-7S9-------S7------------------------------
 
 

E---------------------------------------------------------------------
B------5-------8----------------3------8-----------1--2-2-2-2-3-3-3-3-
G-----5----8-10-10-8-----------3----6-8-8-6-6-----1-------------------
D---S7----10--------10-10----S5----8-------8----S3--------------------
A---------------------------------------------------------------------
E---------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

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Jerry Solo #1

E------------------------------------------------------------
B--15-15---------------13---------15-------------------------
G---------14B16-14-12------14B16---B14B14---B14R14P12--14-12-
D--- ------------------------------------------------14------
A------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

E---------------15-15-15P12~12------------------------------
B----------15-15--------------15B17--B17B17-17R15-15--------
G--12-14S16-------------------------------------------------
D-----------------------------------------------------------
A-----------------------------------------------------------
E-----------------------------------------------------------
 
 

E---------13----------8------------12-------------------------------------
B-------13---------8------15-----12--15--------------------------12---12--
G-----4----------9----------14B16------14B16R14P12-14-12------------------
D--15---------10----------------------------------------14---11s12--12----
A---------------------------------------------------------15--------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
 

E-----------------------------------------
B-----------------------------12-----12---
G------B14R14P12H14--12---------12-14-----
D------------------14---14----------------
A-------------------------15--------------
E-----------------------------------------
 
 

E--12---------------------------------------------
B---15--------------13-------17-15------13----8---
G-----14B16R14-12-------14S16---------14-----9----
D-- --------------14----------------15-----10-----
A-------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------
 
 

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Jerry Solo #2

PROPHIT JAM

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------14-13------
G---------2---------2-1----1---------------13-16-14---13-----------------
D--0----2--4-4-5-2------2-4--2-------13-14----------16---14-16-----------
A----2-4-----------------------4---16------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

E------------------------------------------------------------------------
B------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--16-14-13-----------13-----------------16-12-13---13------13-----------
D------------16--14-16---14-16-14-16-------------16---14-16---14-13-14---
A------------------------------------------------------------------------
E------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

E--------------------------------16-12-14------------12-----------------
B----------------------------------------16--12-14-16--16-14-13---------
G-----13H14P13---------------------------------------------------16-14----
D--16---------16-14H16-16-16------------------------------------------16--
A-------------------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
B-------------------------------------------------------------------------
G--------------------------13H14P13---------------------------------------
D-14-13--13-------13-14-16---------16-16--14------------------------------
A------16----14-16----------------------16---16-16-14-14-12-12-11-12-11---
E----------------------------------------------------------------------14-
 

E----------------12-9-11---9-----------------------------------16-14------
B------------------------12-10-12------- -9-------------17-14--------17S--
G----------------------------------11---------9H11-9----------16----------
D----------9-11----------------------10H11----------11--------------------
A--9-11-12----------------------------------------------------------------
E-------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

E---------------------------------------------------------------------9--9-
B---------------------10-9---------------------------10--9-10-12-10-12-----
G-------------------------11-9-8-----8-9--11-11-9-11---11------------------
D-----------9-10-11-------------9-11---------------------------------------
A--9--10-11----------------------------------------------------------------
E--------------------------------------------------------------------------
 

E-11-12-9-11-12-14-----------------------------
B----------------------------------------------
G----------------------------------------------
D----------------------------------------------
A----------------------------------------------
E----------------------------------------------
 
 

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