Salt Creek Beginner Banjo TAB

Salt Creek Banjo TAB.

Easy Banjo version. This banjo TAB of Salt Creek is arranged for beginners, only a few banjo rolls are used.

Most beginner students will have no trouble with this provided they know slides and pull-off techniques.

Salt Creek is a must learn if you are going to attend your local bluegrass jam session.  A favorite fiddle tune among, not only fiddlers, but mandolin players and guitarists as well.

Keep in mind, this song is often played in the key of A, so you MAY have to bust out your capo to play this one.

A little bit of background about the tune-It is not in a MAJOR KEY, but a MODE.  Salt Creek is in the mode of Mixolydian.  Lots of bluegrass tunes are in mixolydian.   If you ever play a song whose chords move from G to F, there is a good chance you are in a mode, and not a major scale.

Once you are done with this, consider moving on to my 5 Variations on Salt Creek banjo tab found here:

Salt Creek Banjo TAB variations

Some nice recorded versions of this song include those by Bill Monroe and Tony Rice.  There’s also a rather interesting version for THREE banjo by Bill Keith, Bela Fleck, and Tony Trischka

Jody Written by:

Professional Musician of 27 years. I've played Banjo and Acoustic Guitar on the stages of Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry, and The Ryman Auditorium. I've also played in six different countries.