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Dec 6, 2021 - 3:12:26 PM

m06

England

10696 posts since 10/5/2006

What tuning did Roscoe Holcomb use for his version of Darling Corey?

Shelton's recorded version is in eCGCC. Not sure that Roscoe Holcomb was tuned there though?

Edited by - m06 on 12/06/2021 15:17:29

Dec 6, 2021 - 5:21:35 PM
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RG

USA

3123 posts since 8/7/2008

Mike, he played it in f#DGAD, maybe up or down a half step/step depending on the recording.

Edited by - RG on 12/06/2021 17:22:28

Dec 7, 2021 - 7:20:07 AM
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R Buck

USA

3044 posts since 9/5/2006
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For what it is worth I find it plays well in gCGCE. That third floating out on that first string makes for some cool overtones.

Dec 7, 2021 - 10:19:34 AM

m06

England

10696 posts since 10/5/2006

Thank you RG and Bob!

I teach a student who really wants to learn Darling Corey as it’s a personal favourite of his. He’s also at a point where we’re going to look at up-picking. Maybe not one for his first up-picking tune, but if I can figure out a simplified version of Roscoe Holcomb’s 2-finger thumb lead hopefully in the near future we can kill two birds with one stone.

Edited by - m06 on 12/07/2021 10:21:51

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