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Cripple Creek - Scruggs Style - Beginner

  • Scruggs Style - Beginner
  • Key   G
  • Capo   2
  • Tempo   60 bpm
  • Tuning   gDGBD

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This version of cripple Creek is built on the basic melody and incudes a few pinches and partial forward rolls. The licks start simple. #2 licks are just a little tougher than the original, and #3 licks are just a little tougher than that. Going through the different licks will really help you get perspective on how these complex sounding banjo tunes get built from a simple melody. If you can play through this tune with all of the #3 licks you'll be just about ready to tackle the Scruggs Signature arrangement and start playing like the man himself. Remember to work a measure at a time if you need to.

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