The Clever Way to Learn & Practice Bluegrass Music
This learning path contains the roll pattern used for Foggy Mountain Breakdown and the melody of Cripple Creek, which is essentially a way to practice the slurs you've been learning.
Here's another roll pattern to add to your musical toolkit and this one is used at the very beginning of the popular banjo song, "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."
The Foggy Mountain Breakdown roll with the hammer-on is one of the most essential bluegrass banjo licks you'll play.
Here we go! This is the very first part of Foggy Mountain Breakdown as played by Earl Scruggs.
Cripple Creek is one of the first songs most bluegrass banjo students learn and the reason is that other than one measure, it consists of the slurs that you learned in Lesson #5.
The second measure of the A section to Cripple Creek takes the slurs you learned in Lesson #5 and puts them together.
The form, or order of parts in Cripple Creek is AABB. You've learned the A section, now let's move onto the easy part!
Let's put the pieces together and get cookin' with Cripple Creek!