Crazy Creek banjo tabs & chords

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  • Melodic Style

    Difficulty

    A traditional tune popularized by Bill Keith. Crazy Creek has some "crazy" chords uncommonly used in bluegrass, and combines melodic and single string playing.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Melodic Style
  • Scruggs Style

    Difficulty

    This version of Crazy Creek is a bit simpler than the melodic arrangement and throws in some classic Scruggs licks to help you move from chord to chord.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Scruggs Style
  • Backup

    Difficulty

    This backup arrangement of Crazy Creek shows you how to move fluidly from one chord to another. There are a lot of "non-bluegrass" chords in this song.

    • Key G
    • 130 bpm
    • Tuning gDGBD
    Play Backup

More about Crazy Creek Banjo song

Learn 3 different versions of Crazy Creek, which are all shown on this page. We recommend that you get started with the Scruggs style version, where you’ll learn basic roll pattern and left hand articulations like slides, hammer-ons, and pull-offs. Next, move on to the Melodic arrangement to learn how to play the melody for Crazy Creek using scales and up the next positions. Lastly, you can check out the Backup arrangement, which shows you how to play behind others while they are soloing.

There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Crazy Creek tablatures, which can be used to personalize each arrangement into your liking. To change measure into different arrangement, just click on the "Original Measure" text above the measure and select a different lick. You can also click the "Shuffle licks" button at the bottom of the page to randomly change all of the licks in the tablature and create a wholly unique arrangement of this song.

Tunefox also features useful tools that will help you learn this arrangement of Crazy Creek. If you select the "Tools" option in the bottom bar you’ll see "Hide Notes", "Memory Train", and "Speed Up" features. Hide notes will help you train your ears by hiding some of the notes on the page for you to figure out as opposed to looking at the tab. "Memory Train" will help you retain the melody of the song by gradually hiding notes so you can rely on your ears more for memorization. Finally, the "Speed Up" tool will automatically increase the playback speed each time a measure or the song loops.

Each arrangement of Crazy Creek for banjo features real-sounding backing tracks. Use these backing tracks to polish up the solo you’re working on. You can mix the banjo, band, and metronome up or down so that you have several options for your practice.

Once you’ve settled on an arrangement of Crazy Creek using the Lick Switcher, export your arrangement to a PDF file so you can print it out and take it with you. This is a member-only feature.