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
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
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.
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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