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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Roscoe Holcomb's intro to Omie Wise


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Cowboyavery - Posted - 06/18/2020:  18:15:07


Hello! I've been on Banjo Hangout for years, but I think this is my first ever post to a forum.
I have been trying to learn Roscoe's version of Omie Wise, as heard on "The High Lonesome Sound" Smithsonian recording. I have learned the bones and the spirit, but I'm still missing some of the meat. Particularly, his introduction. In about the second or third bar of his intro, he is doing something that I just cant't figure out. It involves a transition around an E. I don't know if the E is first string 2nd fret or fifth string. Anyway, he seems to momentarily slip up to an F or something. I can't find it, especially in the 2 finger style I think he was using. Honestly, it could even be a note he didn't intend to play. Without going into things too extensively, do any of y'all have an idea what he's doing? I'd appreciate any tips or ideas on the subject.
Thank you in advance for your responses!

cevant - Posted - 06/18/2020:  21:52:09


This version seems close to Roscoe 's version. At least closer than anything else I could find. youtu.be/DVZi5mVXSlc

RG - Posted - 06/18/2020:  22:55:16


Not sure if you're asking what note he grabs, or what he's doing with his right hand, but Roscoe would often drop the thumb to the first string and then hit the fifth and first, so T TI... I use that technique here in the first measure of Clyde Troxell's "Wild Bill Jones"...


Cowboyavery - Posted - 06/19/2020:  05:04:30


quote:

Originally posted by cevant

This version seems close to Roscoe 's version. At least closer than anything else I could find. youtu.be/DVZi5mVXSlc






Thanks!

Cowboyavery - Posted - 06/19/2020:  05:04:57


Thanks!

Cowboyavery - Posted - 06/19/2020:  05:05:38


quote:

Originally posted by RG

Not sure if you're asking what note he grabs, or what he's doing with his right hand, but Roscoe would often drop the thumb to the first string and then hit the fifth and first, so T TI... I use that technique here in the first measure of Clyde Troxell's "Wild Bill Jones"...






 

Cowboyavery - Posted - 06/19/2020:  05:06:44


Ah, ok. That’s definitely something I’ll explore, and could well be a possible solution. Thank you!

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