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Cripple Creek - Melody

  • Melody
  • Key   G
  • Capo   2
  • Tempo   50 bpm
  • Tuning   gDGBD

The melody! It's the heart of a song. Always start by learning the melody first, no matter what skill level you are. All the wild Scruggs, melodic, and single string breaks are based on this (if they are tasteful).

Pay close attention to the fingering suggestions in the tablature. Strive to play this in time with the Tunefox player. If you need to go slower, use the tempo slider to adjust to a speed that suits you. Working a measure or 2 at a time is also a good method of practice. For that, use the focus feature.

All the licks here are simple variations that will give you a bit of variety without adding too much challenge.

Tags: #fiddle tune, #banjo tune, #old time, #up-tempo