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Roseanne Theme

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Nov 27, 2009 7:54 PM GMT

Anybody know where I can find the tab, or at least a general idea how to play the Roseanne bluesy riff?

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Nov 28, 2009 4:24 AM GMT
OrthodoxBlues Replied:

I looked online (as I'm sure you did) and didn't find anything that looked helpful.

Nov 28, 2009 11:18 AM GMT
BluEyes Replied:

The other day as I was surfing the TV, i was listening to the Roseanne show, and I always enjoyed that bluesy riff.

Some guys are lucky that they have a great ear and can copy, my only advice is once you get it, change it and make it your own.

abner ( BluEyes, up, WHY! )

Nov 29, 2009 4:35 PM GMT
AirMojo (Ken H) Replied:

There were more than one version of the Roseanne theme song over the years. John "Juke" Logan did the original. I remember one episode that he was on and played harp. He's an excellent harp player !

I believe John Popper's version was the latest. This may be it here:

Sounds like it starts in the key of E (use an A harp in 2nd), and then changes to key of F (use a Bb harp in 2nd). Try to copy the saxophone parts while learning the harp parts.

Nov 29, 2009 4:39 PM GMT
AirMojo (Ken H) Replied:

Actually that theme song may be one of John "Juke" Logans... Didn't Popper sing on his version ? Guess I'll have to check YouTube.

Jan 08, 2010 12:09 PM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

I'm like 97% positive that John Popper did not play harp on the recording of the Rosanne theme. I was reading a Jon Gindick book about a year ago ("Harmonica Americana" I believe it is called), and the author mentions the session guy who blew harp on the Rosanne theme. Again I'm pretty sure it wasn't popper. I'll nerd out and look it up for you guys :)

Jan 08, 2010 12:12 PM GMT
Andrew T Replied:

As far as playing it goes. I find that anytime I'm practicing (or just sorta noodling) around a group or non harp players, and I start a lick with a slow, hard 2-hole draw bend then slowly bend it back up to the 2-hole draw, at least one person always says "that sounds like the Roseanne theme," or something to that effect. So I'd say figure out what key it's in in cross then start with a hard2-draw bend intoa 2-draw with vibrato. After those first two notes I'm as stumped as you are haha

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