Discuss the Mandolin lesson: Cripple Creek


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/cripple-creek-mandolin-beginner

Cripple Creek is a standard tune, and you’re up a crippled creek without a pick if you don’t know how to play it! Learn a basic version to get a handle on the melody with the first solo, then dance the rapids a bit with the second solo in this tab. Come on in…the water’s fine!


#2

Sometimes I find my pointer/ring finger doing the 2-4 hammer-on rather than the pointer/middle like you exemplify in the video. Is this something that’s no big deal, or should I will my fingers to shape-up?


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#3

I say it’s no big deal I do the same on occasion playing banjo. So log as the timing is right and it sounds right, you figure out what works best for you.


#4

Make your middle finger man up and get the job done. We have other fretplans for your ring finger.