Play Cripple Creek

A perfect first song for beginning banjo players

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You can learn to play the classic old tune Cripple Creek. There are hundreds of different ways to play it, this is an easy version using only simple left hand positions.


The right hand is easy too, the middle finger only plays the first string, the index finger only plays the 2nd string and the thumb plays the other three strings.

The song has only three sections, a high part, a low melody and a roll. Make a start on learning to play Cripple Creek by watching this video!

Learn to play the 1st part of Cripple Creek