Download the TAB for Cripple Creek
Well, let’s see. What haven’t I covered? There’s been Irish, Scottish, classical from Rossini, folksy fingerstyle, Hawaiian, Spanishy..
Oh, yea.. BLUEGRASS
Although I’ve touched a little on the claw hammer technique (more old time than bluegrass) I think it’s time for some three finger ukulele bluegrass.
I say “three finger” because it is a technique borrowed from the guitar and banjo that I use frequently. If you remember Folksy Fingerstyle, we are using the same fingers here.
4 – T or P
3 – T or P
2 – i
1 – m
I don’t have the right hand fingering notated on the TAB so pay close attention. Your thumb will ALWAYS pick the 3rd and 4th strings (top two). Your index finger will ALWAYS pick the 2nd (from the bottom) string. Finally, your middle finger will pick the 1st (bottom) string. Therefore your thumb will be doing a sort of alternating bass line.
But don’t think about it that way. Just learn the TAB. It is probably at the intermediate level so be patient. The rolls can be tricky.
Also notice the tied notes in the 8 to 9th measures and 10 to 11th measures. The note begins on the AND of the four beat as it sort of jumps in early. You’ll hear it. Additionally, the tie between the 3rd and 4th frets on the third string is always a slide.
I don’t follow the TAB in the video. I play it different every time. The TAB has most of the variations and you can mix them up and develop your own. It is quite fun.
I am basing this arrangement on a youtube video I found a few years ago. There was no video of the performance, just a picture and the music. I labored to pick out the notes and I’m fairly satisfied with the outcome. I also threw this video together way too fast and at too fast a tempo so enjoy the ‘naturalness’ of it.
Download the TAB for Cripple Creek
And the vidya..
May 6th, 2011 at 8:08 pm
MORE MORE MORE please! and by that I mean bluegrass, hillbilly, rockabilly, even some pyschobilly!!
May 7th, 2011 at 4:34 am
Love it!!!! 🙂
May 16th, 2011 at 9:41 am
Great job! Thanks for sharing.
May 17th, 2011 at 2:27 pm
I love it!
July 18th, 2011 at 10:12 pm
Thank you very much for the comments! More purty mouth secrets to come..
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October 11th, 2013 at 5:15 am
Hi, thanks for putting this together! Do you use low g or hight g tuning?
October 11th, 2013 at 8:20 am
Hi Franta. You’re welcome! I use high G tuning on everything.
October 25th, 2015 at 11:20 am
The .pdf of Cripple Creek didn’t download. Adobe said it wasn’t a valid format. Could you email it to me or get it to me in another way or format? Also, are you using standard tuning?
October 27th, 2015 at 10:53 pm
Hey thanks for posting this TAB. It’s a great tune, picked it up quick and am getting the clawhammer working in measures 5-6 and so on. It’s a pretty sweet tune to practice. I sweep with my nails to the C for the signature riff and it sounds very banjo like in tone worked into the piece.
Thanks again, your site has opened my eyes to the potential of ukulele.
December 26th, 2015 at 9:35 pm
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November 10th, 2016 at 4:34 am
Loads of fun – thank you so very much! Got those ole toes tappin’
September 15th, 2021 at 10:52 am
what the hee haw heck? I JUST got my first ukulele. COME BACK!!!!