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  Dark Star
The Grateful Dead~ dark star
Source : fillmore east: 2-11-69
(Second show - disc 2 - song - 3)
Transcribed by Jeff Lewis

table of contents
(section 1)
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Scales Used
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jerry's solo.
(section 2)
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Guitar riffs from various dark star performances
(Note: This will be continually updated, so check back ! ! !)
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1) Grey folded - 3 cool licks
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section 1
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. Scales Used 
 This is the scale that Jerry uses throughout this song ( A major), although certain notes maybe sharped or flatted at some points.  The leads that Jerry plays in this tune are really cool, and have an unusual jazzy feel and sound to them.  I suggest just learning this scale proficiently first, before tackling the solo's of  'Dark Star'.  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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...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-|---|
A-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|
E-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|---|-o-|---|-o-|-o-|
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 (Note: the dots represent where your fingers are placed on the frets)
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Jerry's solo 
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Time~(0:18-2:00)
Time~(0:18)
E-|--10-9------|-----9-10-12-10--|--10s12-10-9-10-9-------|
B-|------10-8--|--10-------------|------------------10-8--|
G-|------------|-----------------|------------------------|
D-|------------|-----------------|------------------------|
A-|------------|-----------------|------------------------|
E-|------------|-----------------|------------------------|
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Time~(0:24)                                                          (0:30)
E-|------------------------|--------------|--12--15-15-14-14-----|
B-|--10s12-12-12-12p11p10--|--10-8--------|----------------------|
G-|------------------------|-------9-7-9--|----------------------|
D-|------------------------|--------------|----------------------|
A-|------------------------|--------------|----------------------|
E-|------------------------|--------------|----------------------|
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E-|--14-14p12----------12-14----12-14-15--|--15s17-17-17p15p14---|
B-|-----------15-14-15-------15-----------|----------------------|
G-|---------------------------------------|----------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------|----------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------|----------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------|----------------------|
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Time~(0:36)
E-|--12-10-9-10--|--9--------------------------------|
B-|--------------|----12-10-12-12b14-12-10-12-10-----|
G-|--------------|-------------------------------12--|
D-|--------------|-----------------------------------|
A-|--------------|-----------------------------------|
E-|--------------|-----------------------------------|
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Time~(0:39)
E-|--------------------12--14-12----15--|
B-|-----------12-14-15-----------15-----|
G-|-----12-14---------------------------|
D-|--14---------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------|
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Time~(0:45)
E-|--15--14-12------------------------------------------|
B-|------------15-14-12--15-14-12----------12-----------|
G-|-------------------------------14-12-------14-12-----|
D-|-------------------------------------14----------14--|
A-|-----------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------|
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E-|---------------|---------------------|---------------|
B-|--12-----------|--------12-----------|--12-----------|
G-|-----14-12-----|-----12----14-12-----|-----14-12-----|
D-|-----------14--|--14-------------14--|-----------14--|
A-|---------------|---------------------|---------------|
E-|---------------|---------------------|---------------|
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Time~(0:54)
E-|-----------------12-14-15-15-15s17--17(slide down)--|
B-|--------12-14-15------------------------------------|
G-|--12-14---------------------------------------------|
D-|----------------------------------------------------|
A-|----------------------------------------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------------------|
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Time~(0:57)                                (0:59)
E-|-----14-15-14-----------|---------7-------|-----------|
B-|--17----------17-15-17--|--7-8-10---10-8--|--7-8-7----|
G-|------------------------|-----------------|--------9--|
D-|------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
A-|------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
E-|------------------------|-----------------|-----------|
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E-|-------------------------------------|
B-|-------------------------------------|
G-|--7h9-99-999-9p7--999p7--999-99-776--|
D-|-------------------------------------|
A-|-------------------------------------|
E-|-------------------------------------|
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Time~(1:07)
E-|---------------------|----------------------------|
B-|---------------------|----------------------------|
G-|-- ------------------|----------7-9-7--7-9-11-11--|
D-|--7-5-7-5---7-5-7----|--7-9h7-9-------------------|
A-|----------7-------7--|----------------------------|
E-|---------------------|----------------------------|
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E-|--------------------------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------------------------------------------------|
G-|--11p9p7h9-9-7-9s11-11-11p9-11h12p17----11-11-12-11-9-11""""--|
D-|-------------------------------------14-----------------------|
A-|--------------------------------------------------------------|
E-|--------------------------------------------------------------|
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Time~(1:23)
E-|------------------------|---------------------------------|
B-|------------------------|---------------------------------|
G-|--14-12-14-12-----------|--------12-15-14-12----12--------|
D-|--------------14-12-14--|--12-14-------------14----14-12--|
A-|------------------------|---------------------------------|
E-|------------------------|---------------------------------|
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                         (1:29)
E-|---------------------------|------------|
B-|---------------------------|------------|
G-|-----12--------------------|--14-12-----|
D-|--14----14-12--------------|--------14--|
A-|--------------14s12-10-----|------------|
E-|-----------------------12--|------------|
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Time~(1:30)                                                   (1:34)
E-|--------------12--14-14--15-14-12--|--17-15-14--15-14-----------|
12|-----12-14-15----------------------|------------------17-15-17--|
G-|--14-------------------------------|----------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------|----------------------------|
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E-|--14-15-17p15p14h15-14-----------|--14-----------|
B-|-----------------------17-15-17--|-----17-15-14--|
G-|---------------------------------|---------------|
D-|---------------------------------|---------------|
A-|---------------------------------|---------------|
E-|---------------------------------|---------------|
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Time~(1:39)                                                             (1:43)
E-|----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
B-|------------------------------------14--|--12-------------------|
G-|--16b18-16b18--18-18s16p14----14-16-----|-----14-12---12-14-12--|
D-|---------------------------16-----------|-----------14----------|
A-|----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
E-|----------------------------------------|-----------------------|
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E-|--------------------|-------------------------------------------|
B-|--------------------|-------------------------------------------|
G-|-------12-----------|----------------------------9------14-12-14|
D-|-12h14----14-12-----|-10-12-10-------10-12-10-12---12-12--------|
A-|----------------12--|----------10-12----------------------------|
E-|--------------------|-------------------------------------------|
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Time~(1:53)
E-|-----------12-14-15-15s17--|--17-17-17-1717-17--|
B-|--12-14-15-----------------|--------------------|
G-|---------------------------|--------------------|
D-|---------------------------|--------------------|
A-|---------------------------|--------------------|
E-|---------------------------|--------------------|
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(More to Come)
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Section 2
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Guitar riffs from various DarK Star performances 
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1) The Grateful Dead~ Darkstar
source: grey folded
(Disk 1 ~ track 3)
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Time~(1:30)
E-|-----------12-------12-14-14-15-15-15--|
B-|-----12-15----14-15--------------------|
G-|--14-----------------------------------|
D-|---------------------------------------|
A-|---------------------------------------|
E-|---------------------------------------|
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E-|--14-15-15s17-14-17-17-1717-17-15-15-15p14-----------|
B-|-------------------------------------------17-15-17--|
G-|-----------------------------------------------------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------|
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Time~(5:14)
E-|----7-10-9--|----7-10-9--|----7-10-9--|--7-----7------|
B-|--8---------|--8---------|--8---------|----8-----8----|
G-|------------|------------|------------|------9-----9--|
D-|------------|------------|------------|---------------|
A-|------------|------------|------------|---------------|
E-|------------|------------|------------|---------------|
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E-|--7-7--10-10--7-7--|--7-7--10-10--12--|
B-|--8-8--10-10--8-8--|--8-8--10-10--12--|
G-|--9-9--11-11--9-9--|--9-9--11-11--13--|
D-|-------------------|------------------|
A-|-------------------|------------------|
E-|-------------------|------------------|
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E-|-----12-14-12-14-15-15-15-15-15-14-14s15-15-15p14------14--|
B-|--15---------------------------------------------17--15----|
G-|---------------------------------------------------16------|
D-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
A-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
E-|-----------------------------------------------------------|
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E-|--------------17--|
B-|--------15-19-----|
G-|-----16-----------|
D-|--17--------------|
A-|------------------|
E-|------------------|
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Time~(6:09)
E-|---------9-10-9---------------|------------------|
B-|----8-10--------10-8---10-18--|------------------|
G-|--9------------------9--------|--Repeat 4 times--|
D-|------------------------------|------------------|
A-|------------------------------|------------------|
E-|------------------------------|------------------|
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E-|---------9-10-9-------|--10-9---------|--10-9----9-------|
B-|----8-10--------10-8--|-------10---8--|-------10---10-8--|
G-|--9-------------------|----------9----|------------------|
D-|----------------------|---------------|------------------|
A-|----------------------|---------------|------------------|
E-|----------------------|---------------|------------------|
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E-|------------|---------9-10-9--------------|-----------|
B-|----10-8----|----8-10--------10-8---10-8--|--------8--|
G-|--9------9--|--9------------------9-------|--9p7-9----|
D-|------------|-----------------------------|-----------|
A-|------------|-----------------------------|-----------|
E-|------------|-----------------------------|-----------|.
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