In this lesson, Mike Marshall teaches the students the classic banjo tune of "Cripple Creek". He performs the songs and breaks it down part by part. He offers tips on how to hold your hands during chord changes among other things.
- Okay, now we're gonna do the classic tune 'Cripple Creek'.…And this tune - every banjo player plays this.…It's one of the first tunes they learn.…And so as mandolin players,…we have to be able to play it too.…And what many folks know -…don't know is that this is a vocal tune.…It's really a singing old-timey tune…as many tunes are…and then they seem to evolve over the years…and become instrumentals…just because they're so fun to play as instrumentals.…But I think it's always good to keep that in mind…and maybe even sing the tune a few times.…
Just so you get a feeling for it…and understand the variations…and how they evolved over time.…So as a vocal tune:…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ Goin' in a run…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ To have some fun…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ To see my girl…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ To have a li'l whirl…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ Goin' in a run…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ To have some fun…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ Goin' in a run…♫ Goin' up to Cripple Creek…♫ To see my girl…
Note: This course is one of a 4-part series created and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Sitting and standing with the mandolin
- Tuning a mandolin
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Strumming open chords
- Playing two-finger chords and melodies
- Playing beginner mandolin tunes
- Finding minor and moveable chords
- Playing 7th chords
- Playing chop chords
- Picking on the mandolin
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Right and Left Hand Fundamentals
3. Beginner Mandolin Tunes
4. Theory and Exercises
5. Chops and Picking
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