Variations on “Cripple Creek,” Part 2: Variation #1

From: Contemporary Bluegrass Banjo by Wes Corbett

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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.


Tags: Banjo, Bluegrass
Category: String School

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