Phish Stuff on HCG

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Seems crazy, but I have been covering Phish songs in various bands since before a lot of people had even heard of Phish. For whatever reason, Trey’s style spoke to me from the first time I heard him tearing up a Chalkdust Torture in 1991. But I don’t feel like this music is mine for the keeping (obviously), and I have created this space on my site for tabs, transcriptions, and other lessons that fans of Big Red and the Phishes might find useful.

I also encourage Phish fans to check out the lessons on the modes and the blues here at HCG, because those will offer many additional insights into Trey’s playing.

Phish Stuff at HCG

SongInfoLinks

AC/DC Bag

How-to vids for playing the song and improvising on the chords, and a backing track for practicing.How to play AC/DC Bag
Soloing on the chords to AC/DC Bag
AC/DC Bag backing track

Bathtub Gin

A video looking at some ideas for improvising on the song, and a backing track for practicing it.Bathtub Gin Improv Ideas
Bathtub Gin backing track

Birds of a Feather

A video looking at improv ideas for the jam, a transcription of the solo I played in the video, and a backing track for practicing it.Birds - Improv Ideas
Birds- solo transcription
Birds Backing Track

Bug

Tab for the songBug - tab

Bug

Tab for the songBug - tab

Col. Forbin's Ascent

Tab & video for the complete songhref="https://youtu.be/oC4bJNHzO5I" target="_blank">How to play Col. Forbin's Ascent
Col. Forbin tab (PDF)

Down With Disease

The works: Tab & video for how to play the song, a vid with some improv ideas along with a tab for the improvised solo I did in the vid, and a backing track for practicing the solo.DWD how-to vid
DWD Tab (the "song" part)
DWD - Improv Ideas
DWD - Tab of solo from vid
DWD backing track
Solo Intro Lick (quick licks vid)

Fly Famous Mockingbird

Tab & video for complete song, tab & video for main melody.Full Song Vid
Main Melody Vid

Free

Quick Licks video for main lickFree (Quick Licks vid)

Funky Bitch

Full lesson page with backing track & transcription (9/1/13)Funky Bitch - Lesson page

Golgi Apparatus

Tab & video for the song, and a "Quick Licks" vid for the infamous "Lysosome Lick."Golgi tab
Golgi - how-to vid
Lysosome Lick vid

Harry Hood

Backing track for practicing the solo (D ionian mode).Harry Hood backing track

Lizards

Tab & video for the songLizards tab
The Lizards - how-to vid

Maze

A transcription of Trey's solo on the studio version,
along with annotations and a backing track for practice.
Full page analysis
Full tab (PDF)
Maze - backing track

McGrupp

A tab for the songMcGrupp tab

Mike's Song

A backing track for practicing the solo (F# dorian mode).Mike's Song backing track

Piper

A transcription of Trey's solo from Saratoga, 7/5/14, includes video & tab.Piper solo transcription
Piper - solo tab

Poor Heart

Quick licks video for intro lickPoor Heart Video

Possum

A "Quick Licks" vid looking at the main lick of the song.Possum lick

Punch You in the Eye / The Landlady

Tab for the PYITE part, and a separate tab for "The Landlady." Much thanks to my friend Gabe, a.k.a. Flavaham, for this one.PYITE tab
Landlady tab

Reba

Tab for the composed part of the song, and a backing track for practicing the solo (Eb lydian mode)Reba - tab to verses
Reba - tab to instrumental section
Reba - backing track

Sand

Backing track for practicing the solo (A dorian mode)Sand - backing track

Split Open & Melt

Backing track for practicing the solo (C# dorian mode)Split Open & Melt - backing track

The Curtain (With)

A backing track for practicing the solo, in the Eb lydian modeThe Curtain (With) - Backing Track

The Sloth

Tab for the complete songThe Sloth - tab

The Wedge

Vid & tab for the song (includes solo from the studio version on Rift)The Wedge - how-to vid
The Wedge - tab

Tweezer

Backing track for practicing the solo (A dorian)Tweezer - backing track

Weekapaug Groove

Backing Track for practicing the solo (D mixolydian mode)Weekapaug - backing track

Weigh

Tab for the song, thanks to my friend Gabe a.k.a. FlavahamWeigh - tab

Wolfman's Brother

Backing track for practicing the solo (Bb mixolydian mode)Wolfman's Bro backing track
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