A set of Jerry Garcia handwritten lesson plans
Eight pages, written in blue ink on staff, tab and chord paper, some with factory-made perforations to the left margins, the rest torn from spiral bindings; age-toned and worn. With letter of provenance from Jerry's student Stephen Dunne: "... Originally I sought out a guitar teacher ... in the early 1960s ... Our family ... requested a teacher and, as far as I know, we were randomly assigned to Jerry. I certainly remember attending my lessons ... I also remember Jerry harping on me to complete my weekly assignments. I remember that I must have had an early evening lesson, possibly Jerry's last session of the day, because I remember friends of his waiting for him to finish ... I also remember running into Jerry at the Keystone in Palo Alto ... in the early 1980s. Much to my surprise, he remembered that I had taken lessons from him. He also recollected that my brother had taken banjo lessons from him. I am always amazed by this except that I realized that he must not have had more than about a couple of dozen students ..."
With another letter signed by Dennis McNally, Jerry's biographer and publisher, verifying the handwriting of these lesson plans as Jerry's.
Sold on behalf of the Rex Foundation. See lot 3007 for more information.