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

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overview-cripple-creek-traditional-guitar-break

Melody 1

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Helpful Tip: Remember to use the video player’s AB loop feature and video speed controls.
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preview-low-playthrough-cripple-creek

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
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preview-low-pitch-full-breakdown-cripple-creek-melody

Melody 2

Video 1 – Playthrough with Tablature

Helpful Tip: Remember to use the video player’s AB loop feature and video speed controls.
preview-high-playthrough-cripple-creek

preview-high-playthrough-cripple-creek

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
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preview-high-pitch-full-breakdown-cripple-creek-melody

Backing Track

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