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Variations on “Cripple Creek,” Part 3: Variation #2 

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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 3: Variation #2 
Variations on “Cripple Creek,” Part 3: Variation #2 
 
Wes’s second variation on “Cripple Creek,” incorporates some melodic style phrases, Scruggs-style licks, a variation on the zigzag roll, and a few different rhythmic approaches. After walking you through his second set of variations, Wes shows you how to mix and match them to come up with your own variations. 

  "Cripple Creek" Variation #2 (Available to subscribers)
 
 
 
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