There's a post in here somewhere where we discuss exactly this and as far as I remember referring to the gd movie jg's playing this
tigerstrat wrote:Ditto, in this context that "G#m" is a rootless partial of Emaj7, leaving the root to be played by other (assumed) instruments.
The questions I've always had and remain confused about are what the heck are they really doing in the intro and during the instrumental. I like terry's thoughts, but it kind of sounds to me like in the intro Jerry goes Emaj7 (7th pos) > Dmaj7 (5th pos) > Emaj7 (4th pos - like a C in the 1st).
I realize I am reverting my usual thorny nitpick self a bit early for a Tuesday, but for a vid titled "Nailing the Rhythm", this seems to be an examination of different ways to voice Emaj7 , with no discussion of different approaches or flavors to the rhythm itself.
Does the instrumental resolve to A or just go back and forth from Bm to Emaj7? I like the A resolve...
I believe there was some discussion as to what that middle shape is actually called but the vid shows him doing what's above.
In another thread I posted the Dmaj7 & Dmaj7 stuff.
Emaj7 to A, repeating, is a standard for the intro and outro. Bobby plays around with A for accents and passing notes
" Emaj7 > Bm | Emaj7 > Bm A " thing is era specific. Sometimes it goes to the A on the first, other times second, other times both, sometimes not at all. But usually with the not at all you hear Jerry use it before leading back into the next verse.