More about Cripple Creek
This old time Appalachian folk song was originally written on the fiddle and is one of the first songs students of the 5-string banjo learn.
Nobody knows when this song was composed. Some people think that it is referred to the town in Colorado, but it may also be a reference to the small town of Cripple Creek in Wythe County, Virginia. This area was settled in the middle of the 17th century while the gold strike in Colorado began in 1891. The first recordings of this song appeared in the early 1900s.
Here on Tunefox you’ll find three versions of Cripple Creek. The Scruggs style tablature will teach you how to play slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs. In the melodic arrangement of Cripple Creek, you’ll learn some fancy up-the-neck melodic work. The third variation of this song is a forward roll based-backup arrangement.
There are many Scruggs, melodic and bluesy licks in these three banjo Cripple 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.
You’ll also find some useful tools which will help you to learn how to play Cripple Creek on banjo. For example, you can use the "Hide Notes" feature, which will hide some notes for you so you can learn parts of the melody by ear. The "Memory train" tool will progressively hide notes each time you play through a section or the entirety of a song. Take your speed to the next level with the "Speed Up" feature. This tool will automatically increase playback speed each time you loop the song.
Each Tunefox banjo Cripple Creek tab contains real-sounding backing tracks. These backing tracks allow you to practice the arrangement you’re learning with with an entire band and you can change volume of the band, banjo and metronome to suit your liking.
Members can also export all of their arrangements into PDF files.