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Cripple Creek Traditional Guitar Breaks

Lesson 8 – Bluegrass Guitar Solo Improvising Course
Lesson ID: A0162

This is Part One of a two-part lesson series where we’ll work on lead guitar improvising in a country & bluegrass style. In this guitar lesson, you’ll learn how to play two guitar breaks for “Cripple Creek” using the song’s traditional melody.

Then, in the Part Two of this “Cripple Creek” lesson series (coming soon), I’ll show you several different ways that you can use bluegrass guitar licks and crosspicking to modify the traditional melody to make your guitar solo breaks sound more interesting.┬áBoth of the guitar lessons in this two-part series will help you add that hard-driving bluegrass sound to your bluegrass guitar breaks.

Overview

Melody 1

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Breakdown – Measures 1 through 5
05:35 min Breakdown – Measures 6 through 9
07:31 min Recap – A Part
08:12 min Breakdown – Measures 10 through 13
11:09 min Breakdown – Measures 14 through 17
12:05 min Practice the Entire Break with Me
13:46 min Your Homework

Melody 2

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Video 2 – Full Breakdown

Video Start Time Lesson Topic
00:00 min Listen to the Entire Break
00:50 min Breakdown – Measures 1 through 5
05:30 min Breakdown – Measures 6 through 9
08:02 min Breakdown – Measures 10 through 13
10:44 min Breakdown – Measures 14 through 17
12:44 min Practice the Entire Break with Me
14:53 min Backing Track Practice Tip

Backing Track

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John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
3 years ago
Reply to  Devin

Cripple creek is a happy folk tune and had fun learning both octaves in the open G position, enjoyed!

Chad
Chad (@guest_4014318)
3 years ago

Great lesson Devin! Looking forward to the second part with the licks and crosspicking. Happy Holidays!

Brandon
Brandon (@guest_4014344)
3 years ago

Learning a lot in this course. THanks! Keep up the great work.

Jocelyn
Jocelyn(@jocelyn)
3 years ago

Another good one, thanks Devin!

rschilder
rschilder(@rschildernc-rr-com)
3 years ago

Hi Devin… What a way to start a Monday morning. Thank you, Sir!

Alex
Alex(@alexcontinilive-co-uk)
3 years ago

Beatiful. The Collings does it justice too!

John
John(@johnmyhandymangmail-com)
3 years ago

I sure agree with you Devin, I really do think it is awesome learning the roots for basic soloing too, enjoying this now!