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Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Sun Nov 27, 2005 1:45 am
by strumminsix
Okay, I know that the ending jam is over Emaj7 for most of it but during the 73 era (and other times) you hear that King Solomon's Marbles sort of sound.

I've been tinkering and it sounds like Abm. Is that correct?

It sounds right but my mind is playing tricks on me since Abm and Emaj7 are basically the same chord.

Emaj7 = E Ab B Eb
Abm = Ab B Eb



PostPosted:Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:33 am
by spilly
the chord your looking for is Bm, true it's not in key, but that's how it goes. You'll play 2 measures on Emaj7-X79897, then 2 measures on Bm-XX9777.

Sometimes you can slip a higher A barre in there-XX7655. when adding this you'll do 2 measures on Emaj7, 1 measure on Bm, then 1 measure on A.

before you go back into the verses you'l switch the Bm to a major. i.e. 1 measure on Emaj7, half a measue on B, half a measure on A.

if you want to solo on it, try playing in E while playing the Emaj7 and swith to A while the Bm is playing, it sounds really great when you get it to work.
Good luck, have fun.
your cosmic brother
Spilly McGee

ending jam

PostPosted:Thu May 08, 2008 4:12 pm
i believe your thinking of the wrong jam spilly...

note: im following the 11-11-73 version but the chords should apply to other versions although the timing may be different.

jam starts in Emaj7 (use X-X-14-16-16-16 then X-X-14-16-16-17)for the bass solo (this goes on for a while.) Then it goes to the next section which starts with G#m. heres the chords for the whole section:

Emaj7 bass solo --->

| G#m | G#m |

| Emaj7 | Emaj7 |

| G#m | G#m |

| Emaj7 | Emaj7 | Emaj7 | Emaj7 |

| D#m | D#m |

| D#dim | D#dim |

| Emaj7 | Emaj7 | Emaj7 | Emaj7 |

| D#m | D#m | --> RIFF x4

| Dm | Dm | --> RIFF x4

| Dm | Dm | --> RIFF x4

| Dm | Dm | --> RIFF x4

Jam out in Dm ---->

and thats it.. heres the tab for the riff......



Hope this helps! -Dylan

PostPosted:Thu May 08, 2008 5:32 pm
by BlobWeird
and he throws that little off note squeal in there sometimes. Instead of the slide from Ab to G he would bend up to the next octave.

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Thu Apr 30, 2009 1:20 pm
by Terrapin_John24
Ah ..I thought D#

We are gonna attempt this version tonight

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:12 pm
by tumbledownshack
That did help! Thanks!

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:09 pm
by Dozin
We play it this way too. Check out It's pretty much how t3rrapin wrote it out.

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:14 pm
by Dozin
Although, jdarks has some errors with his D#m's that should be Dm. t3rrapin posted the corrected way

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:40 am
by tigerstrat
Dozin wrote:Although, jdarks has some errors with his D#m's that should be Dm. t3rrapin posted the corrected way
Wow, Darks has added a ton of songs since the last time I took a peek... been years since I've seen him post.

You are right Chris, it gets confused at the end and the "D#m jams" should be Dm, resolving (re-tensioning?) back to the D# common lick, which is actually kind of a minor-major deal, or at least it ends on a G which is the major 3rd of D#...

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:03 pm
by wabisabied
Hey, I know this discussion is 3 years old, but...

Anyone else do this jam over Emaj7 - Bm7 chords (2 measures each, repeated) with accompanying bass lines of E-Eb-B and F#-D-B, and solo alternating over each chord between B mixolydian and B dorian, respectively?

Sorry if that's difficult to decipher, I don't write about theory much. And I'm not looking to copy exactly what Jerry did, just looking for ways to have fun jamming on this.

Re: Ending Jam Question.....

PostPosted:Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:15 pm
by tdcrjeff
Interesting video here combining the jams of the 1st 7 versions:

One of the commenters called it the "55 jam." Never heard that name before, I've always called the "73-74 post Eyes jam in 7" which is a bit unwieldy. But I guess "55" makes sense for the D#m riff part, since it's 7 beats for each A/B part (A part ends Bb/Ab/Bb, B part ends Bb/Ab/G), there's 4 pairs but the last measure cuts off and is only 6 beats. 7+7,7+7,7+7,7+6 = 55.