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Variations on “Cripple Creek,” Part 1: Basic Version

This lesson is part of the course Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo with Wes Corbett.
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Learn the style of contemporary three-finger banjo used by Béla Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Ron Block, and others. With lessons on single-string and melodic style, fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more. For intermediate to advanced players.
 
 
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VARIATIONS ON “CRIPPLE CREEK”
 
Wes shows you some ways to vary the melody of “Cripple Creek” and introduces the concept of “melodic style” banjo. Melodic-style was invented by banjoist Bill Keith, who devised a way to play linear note-for-note melodies where you never play the same string consecutively. Wes walks you through the variations phrase by phrase, pointing out how each variation relates to the original melody.
 
 
 
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VARIATIONS ON “CRIPPLE CREEK”  
 
VARIATIONS ON “CRIPPLE CREEK”  
 
Variations on “Cripple Creek,” Part 1: Basic Version
Variations on “Cripple Creek,” Part 1: Basic Version
 
In this lesson, Wes give you lots of ideas on creating variations to standard arrangements of a tune, using the banjo classic “Cripple Creek,” which many banjo players learn as their first banjo tune. For those who may have never learned “Cripple Creek,” Wes starts by giving you a basic Scruggs-style version of the tune that includes the essential techniques slides, pull-offs, and hammer-ons.

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