"Cripple Creek" is an excellent starting point for advanced beginners interested in Scruggs or melodic banjo playing. With its combination of rolls, melodies, and a versatile chord progression, this classic tune offers a valuable learning experience while also being a delightful addition to your banjo repertoire. Whether you're playing it solo or jamming with others, "Cripple Creek" is a must-know banjo song for any enthusiast of the instrument.
Don't miss our video lesson on How to play Cripple Creek on banjo. There is also a Facebook Live video with Bennett Sullivan and you can also check a few people's different arrangements of this tune.
Don't forget to practice the backup. Backup is crucial when jamming with others.