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dpetervan - Posted - 06/14/2008:  19:10:52


Looking for the up-the-neck/backup part to "My Cabin in Caroline". Does anyone have it who would be willing to share it?

Thanks very much in advance!!!

Peter Van

rstieg - Posted - 06/16/2008:  15:28:09


Well, I could be wrong and someone might send you some tab for this, but unless you're looking for a direct transcription of someone's playing, most people improvise back up and change it around fairly readily. I for one never tab out backup, though I try to keep a tab copy of pretty much all the songs and tunes I play regularly.

RICH
Pleasanton, CA

The truth is a moving target... perception is more important than reality... everything is relative...

dpetervan - Posted - 06/16/2008:  21:28:48


Thanks rstieg!

It is just that each recording I have heard of the song (iTunes Store) seems to include this distinct up-the-neck part during one of the verses, which I would love to learn......

I will keep trying to figure it out in the meantime and post it if I can get it learned....

I just started playing this past Christmas and don't think I have quite developed my ear yet....

Peter Van

DaveInCA - Posted - 06/16/2008:  22:25:01


Peter, are you referring to the boogie-style backup that goes up the neck thru the G inversions, tops out at the 12th fret, then comes partway back down again, and does the same pattern in C and D?

Dave

dpetervan - Posted - 06/17/2008:  04:37:00


quote:
Originally posted by DaveInCA

Peter, are you referring to the boogie-style backup that goes up the neck thru the G inversions, tops out at the 12th fret, then comes partway back down again, and does the same pattern in C and D?

Dave



Yes! I think what you are descirbing is exactly what I am referring to....
It has a beautiful, melodic, subtle rolling pattern, that adds a lot to the tune. I have been trying to figure it out. If you have it tabbed out, I would love to see it!

Thank you!

Peter Van

DaveInCA - Posted - 06/17/2008:  08:04:22


Peter, try this TablEdit file and see if it's what you're thinking of:

http://www.wholegrain.com/misc/banj...ie_back3.tef

Listen to midi:
http://www.wholegrain.com/misc/banj...ie_back3.mid

Dave

salvatone - Posted - 06/17/2008:  08:33:11


Bill Evans calls Dave'InCA's lick the "Jump Lick." It is tabbed out and demonstrated in his backup video and also tabbed out in the old Scruggs book . I don't have the new Scruggs book, but I assume that it would be in there. It is a great lick, a real left hand challenge, I have trouble playing it when the song is too fast.

Salvatone

DaveInCA - Posted - 06/17/2008:  09:28:11


> Bill Evans calls Dave'InCA's lick the "Jump Lick."

Good name for it--that leap up to the 12th fret and back down.

Dave

RB-1 - Posted - 06/17/2008:  15:34:23


I heard it referred to as 'The Lightning Bolt Lick'

RB-1 plays with Heartstrings & HalfATurn
http://home.hccnet.nl/e.beurskens/S...tstrings.htm
http://www.halfaturn.nl

dpetervan - Posted - 06/17/2008:  19:03:25


Wow..thanks for the "Lightning bolt lick"...it is a bit tricky, but fun to play.
But actually, thanks for referring me back to Earl Scruggs and his book. I have his new book, and sure enough, he specifically describes the lick I was referring to! It is on page 74, tabbed out, and he has recorded it on track 56 of the CD that comes with the book. He refers to it as "A catchy backup lick played in My Cabin in Caroline" on The Original Sound of Flatt and Scruggs Album.

Also, right after that lick, he tabbed out what is very similar to the "Lightning bolt Lick", and plays it on track 57. He calls it "Boogie-Woogie style backup, and cited examples of him playing it in "Footprints in the Snow", and Carolina Boogie"

So, there it was after all, right under my nose in his book!
Boy, this is great stuff....
Thanks for all your help guys....
I will tab out the lick and email it in....Peter Van

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