Learning "Buckaroo" proper

Discussion in 'Tab, Tips, Theory and Technique' started by tele salivas, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've been playing this half-assed for years. But I decided to learn how to play it "proper" so as to quit making a damn fool of myself. Here is a good lesson on how to play Buckaroo...

     
  2. hymiepab

    hymiepab Tele-Meister

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    I always played it without the held pinky note….it sounds much better with it!
    Don Rich is always an inspiration!
     
  3. brookdalebill

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    No offense, the posted version is very good, but not
    very faithful.
    Bill Kirchen does it better justice, IMO.
    Great tune!
     
  4. 13ontheB

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    Yeh! the phrasing is wrong. and some of the notes are missing.

    The Tab for Buckaroo was on the Fender Players Club site, don't know if it still exists.
     
  5. sacizob

    sacizob Friend of Leo's

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    I think it's one of the better explained lessons. Good job! He states it may not be the version your accustomed to.
     
  6. Cliff64

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    This is great! I had forgotten how much fun playing Buckaroo can be. Thanks for posting it.
     
  7. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

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    Yeah, that little pinky thing he shows does get that steel kind of chord slipped in there. I think every body who ever played this tune plays it just a little different than the next guy, and its hard to get exact. It's a little elusive, even though its really only three simple cowboy chords with an Em thrown in, or rather, an E/G chord, the way I play it :D
     
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    Have you checked out the "Country Guitar Bible"?
    ◾Ain't Goin' Down ('Til The Sun Comes Up)
    ◾Big Time
    ◾Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain
    ◾Boot Scootin' Boogie
    ◾Buckaroo
    ◾Bullish Boogie
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  9. SPUDCASTER

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    Don just does more of a hammer on with the fifth fret B string note than this guys lesson.

    It's all good.:)
     
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    I found it easier to use the ring finger at the 5th, keeping the second finger on the B string at the at the third fret and roll the finger down for the g note on the first string and back up.
     
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    I gotta agree with those who really like the way Bill Kirchen plays Buckaroo.
    Sure wish there was a good YouTube close-up of his left hand, or that he'd demo just how he does it.
    I don't mind not doing it totally "correct" -but, I'd like to learn it such as not to suck!
    Anyhow. A classic, cool tune, and I pretty much like it when anybody makes it work.
    I was at the Silver City Blues Festival a couple years ago, and (could it have been Jason Elmore?) one of the bands cranked out Buckaroo "just cuz they could" -and it was a great break from Da Blues that just made my day.
     
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    At about 1:45 he goes into "Buckaroo".



    Go to You Tube and you can get it in full screen.
     
  13. Rady Guide

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    Buckaroo w/ Clarence White B-Bender Solo

    I thought that was a pretty good rendition Tele Salivas! I've seen it played so many ways! I thought I saw a video of Don Rich doing it without using a bar! How the heck do you that! Here is my Clarence White Version of Buckaroo with the B-Bender Solo :


    And The Verse and Choruses:

     
  14. DakotaRed

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    FWIW, Jim Campilongo has a lesson on his site for this song. I'm sure Jim has the ability to tab this out 100% correct. It's not free, but I don't mind supporting a Tele player trying to make a living...
     
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    Tabs for Buckaroo + solo

    Well, here are some free ones! Play at your own risk! :)
     

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  16. tele salivas

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    Clarence White and Marty Stuart pushed me into pedal steel. I though, well I can bastardize the tele sound just that much more with a B-bender, or I can just get it over and done with and get the damn pedal steel. So that's what I did and I have lent mercy to music fans everywhere since, except my wife and dogs. Though the dogs actually come into the room I am playing pedal steel the last few months, so that is a good sign!
     
  17. McGlamRock

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    What record does everyone know Clarence White's rendition of "Buckaroo" from? I searched through youtube and found a couple of live recordings. Is there a studio version floating around that anyone knows about?
     
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    Just my .02, I like Ken Carlson's version. I think he did a great job on that lesson, and I don't care if it varies slightly from the original. My version is 90% Carlson and 10% Duke Levine.
     
  19. tele salivas

    tele salivas Poster Extraordinaire

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    Just to reiterate, Ken Carlson notes that the version he is basing his instruction comes from a taping of Hee Haw, not the original album version. I do think understanding the Hee Haw version helps with understanding the recorded version.
     
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    Just for kicks

     
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