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Cripple Creek mandolin tabs

  • Tablatures



    Cripple Creek is the first tune most bluegrass banjo players learn, so why not learn it with them!? Practice tip: Play with the metronome with a friend. This will help you stay honest with your timing.

  • Intermediate


    This arrangement of Cripple Creek is a perfect introduction to playing out of the key of A. Learning your A major scale will help prepare you for learning this tune.

  • Advanced


    An exhilarating arrangement of Cripple Creek. Instead of finding a banjo player to play this with, look for a fiddle player! Teach them your licks and have them teach you theirs.


More about Cripple Creek

The Tunefox Beginner tab is focusing on accenting the melody notes of the vocal line. Intermediate arrangement features more 16th note up and down strokes than the beginner version and Advanced version adds some tasty melodic flare.

There are a ton of tools in the Tunefox app that will help you learn Cripple Creek tabs more efficiently and effectively. Use the tempo control slider to slow down the whole song, or isolate problematic measures. You can also activate the "Speed Up" tool to speed up isolated measures each time they loop. Use the "Memory Train" tool to hide more and more notes each time you play through the song.

Want to learn how to improvise over Cripple Creek on mandolin? Use the Tunefox Lick Switcher to change some of the measures into different style licks. You can basically create your own arrangement of the song, depending on what you want to learn. Pretty cool! If you want to randomly shuffle the licks in the song, go down to the bottom toolbar and click on Shuffle Licks.

The backing tracks included in all tab versions of Cripple Creek are a great tool for practicing the melody or improvisation. Go to Settings to change the volume levels of the mandolin, full band tracks, and metronome to suit your practice needs.

If you’re a Tunefox member, you have the ability to export your arrangement to a PDF file.