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Aug 17, 2022 - 10:07:20 AM
75 posts since 8/17/2020

Has - anyone got ay insight / TAB for Cumberland Gap version by Jason Romero?

Aug 17, 2022 - 12:05:35 PM
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janolov

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Here is a live video of Jason and Pharish: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ju5QjZ6HmPI

Here is a tutorial video showing how to play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBZcyxg3Qm4

Aug 17, 2022 - 3:01:23 PM

carlb

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Here's a tab of mine that was published in the Banjo NewsLetter in November, 1984. Maybe it will be of some help to you.
https://www.hangoutstorage.com/banjohangout.org/storage/tabs/c/tab-cumberland-gap-17850-532462492012.pdf

Aug 17, 2022 - 8:26:06 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Segovia123

Has - anyone got ay insight / TAB for Cumberland Gap version by Jason Romero?


I watched the video that Jan posted the link to, and Romero's playing is just wonderful, really awesome.  I did my best to work out his first time through, but he does do some variations later in the performance.  It's nice that he tunes while Pharis is introducing the tune, makes that part real easy to figure out.  He's tuned fDGCD, which is basically Sawmill, or Mountain Minor, with the 5th string tuned down to F.  But he's not in the key of G, he's playing in F. 

A couple of words of caution.  He plays a couple of major notes in two places, often one after the other,  So he will play the 5th string open and then immediately hit the 1st string, 3rd fret, which is the same note, an F.  Or he will hit the 2nd string at the 2nd fret, and then the 1st string open, which are both the same note.  I guessed which was which based on the tone he got (did it sound open), and the other notes around the two that he matched.  But I wouldn't take a bet on it.  There are also times when he suddenly plays so quiet you can barely make out the notes, and again, I took my best guess.  The tab is below, and also attached as a PDF.  It's going to be a challenge to learn, they don't call him Jason Romero for nothing.


Edited by - Don Borchelt on 08/17/2022 20:26:36

Aug 18, 2022 - 2:29:04 AM

75 posts since 8/17/2020

Thanks all for the input, I agree its not easy.

The TAB alone isn't sufficient you need to have the video / sond file that goes with it. Well done Cathy for breaking this down and Don for his TAB

J

Aug 18, 2022 - 4:38:17 AM

8082 posts since 8/30/2004

Excellent tab Don,
Jason has really come up with a different approach to playing Old Time. You are really doing some extra fine and different work these days...Jack

Originally posted by Don Borchelt
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Originally posted by Segovia123

Has - anyone got ay insight / TAB for Cumberland Gap version by Jason Romero?



Edited by - Jack Baker on 08/18/2022 04:45:11

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