This is one of those songs like that sounds like an easy, layed back blues jammer song on the surface. When you look deeper into it, you find it is not that typical comfort zone you think it is at first. But if you practice and learn how to play over it you will discover a whole new blues style of playing. The chords to this song sets the stage for some unique phrasing. Hats off to those in the Allman Brothers that composed this gem! Verses: D7D7 with sus 4, D7D7 Chorus: G7G7, F7F7 E7E7#9 C7C7, A#7A#7, A7A7#9 Chords: E7E7#9 0 8 7 6 7 0 A7A7#9 Same as EE just move it up the 12th fret. D7D7 with sus 4. 3 1 2 0 x x Playing solos: Through verses play DD major five note scale and DD Mixolydian 7 note scale. The DD major notes are in the DD mixolydian scale but it is not at hard as it sounds. For those use to playing that common five note minor blues scale (the first thing we learn and sometimes the only thing). Move your five note minor scale down 3 frets. Basically the same notes you play for a BB minor five note scale is the DD major 5 note scale. For this song you are going to want to mix in the other two notes to make a 7 note scale. But instead of playing the minor notes of the BB minor scale you want to flatten one note. The C#C# to a CC. So the boxes you want to visualize playing are your five note BB minor scale and your 7 note EE minor scale. The proper term for this is DD mixalydian but those root key is DD not EE. (http://www.all-guitar-chords.com/guitar_scales.php?qqq=7&scch=D&scchnam=Mixolydian&get2=Get&t=0&choice=1) If you know just your minor scales only, like most learning guitarist then you kind of already know the boxes. Just remember your BB minor 5 note boxes and EE minor 7 note boxes and you will be in the zone. When the chorus changes come into effect try changing to your EE Minor 5 note scale through the (G7G7, F7F7 E7E7#9) part and the AmAm scale on the (C7C7, A#7A#7, A7A7#9). By Randall T.
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