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Cripple Creek Slide

Posted by Mario Rimoldi on Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I know this may sound silly and I've been playing this song for a little while now and it always sounds different to me , is the Cripple Creek slide from 2nd to 3rd fret or 2nd to 4 sometimes I do both, sometimes in fact most times I do both because the faster I play the slide gets lost so I am trying to accent it more. Every time I hear this song played from different people the slide sounds different to me so I was wondering what you people think, plus I'm at my computer at work and I'm bored. Take Care.



5 comments on “Cripple Creek Slide”

n1wr Says:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @12:38:10 PM

Mario: I assume you're talking about the slides in the first four measures. The answer is "it depends."

if you play the slide as sixteenth notes - it's 2-3. If you're playing them as eight notes it's 2-4. Bottom line, play what sounds best to you.

If its important to you the Scruggs book (1960's version) show a 2-3 slide (sixteenth notes).

Have fun up there in cold New York

Wayne in Maryland

jimh269b Says:
Wednesday, January 18, 2012 @1:25:25 PM

i think if you roll between 2 and 3 frets you will get a much better than slides

RatLer Says:
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @4:31:54 AM

You can pretty much put your own spin (slide) on it...!!! I like to to mix it up....Whatever sounds good to you.

Mario Rimoldi Says:
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @6:11:54 AM

Thanks Guys I will just keep working on it , some days it sounds better than others.

RatLer Says:
Thursday, January 19, 2012 @8:31:57 AM

I just checked out you MP3 post of Cripple Creek....you're doing just fine, sounds good...!!!

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