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The Grateful Dead Rhythm Section Workshop

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Featuring a live recording of Dancing Bears - a Maryland-based Grateful Dead tribute band - from The Barn. In this course, we'll discuss the rhythm parts essential to these songs, and practice playing them with a live band! 

Each song offers three tracks for play-along:

1. Full Band 

2.  Drums, Bass, And Keyboards.

3.  Just Drums and Bass. 

This way, you can practice any and all rhythm parts suited to the needs of your own band!

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Section 1

1Introduction - What Is A Rhythm Section Workshop?

Section 2

1Feel Like A Stranger - Intro & Form
2Feel Like A Stranger - Full Band Playthrough
3Feel Like a Stranger - Bass & Drums RSW
4Feel Like a Stranger - Bass, Drums, & Keys RSW

Section 3

1Bertha - Intro & Form
2Bertha - Full Band Playthrough
3Bertha - Bass & Drums RSW
4Bertha - Bass, Drums, & Keys RSW

Section 4

1Help On The Way > Slipknot - Intro & Form
2Help On The Way > Slipknot - Full Band Playthrough
3Help On The Way > Slipknot - Drums & Bass RSW
4Help On The Way > Slipknot - Drums, Bass, & Keys RSW

Section 5

1Estimated Prophet > The Other One - Intro & Form
2Estimated Prophet > The Other One - Full Band Playthrough
3Estimated Prophet > The Other One - Bass & Drums RSW
4Estimated Prophet > The Other One - Bass, Drums & Keys RSW

Section 6

1China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider - Intro & Form
2China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider - Full Band Playthrough
3China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider - Bass & Drums RSW
4China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider - Bass, Drums, & Keys RSW

Section 7

1Shakedown Street - Intro & Form
2Shakedown Street - Full Band Playthrough
3Shakedown Street - Bass & Drums RSW
4Shakedown Street - Bass, Drums, & Keys RSW

Section 8

1Deal - Intro & Form
2Deal - Full Band Playthrough
3Deal - Bass & Drums RSW
4Deal - Bass, Drums, & Keys RSW

Section 9

1Jack Straw - Intro & Form
2Jack Straw - Full Band Playthrough
3Jack Straw - Drums & Bass RSW
4Jack Straw - Drums, Bass, & Keys RSW

Section 10

1Conclusion & Goals Ahead


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