Salt Creek beginner banjo lesson

Free Banjo Lesson for Salt Creek

Here is the video:

In this FREE banjo lesson, I cover the Bluegrass favorite SALT CREEK.  This arrangement uses only a few rolls and hand positions. 

Salt Creek is in the mode of MIXOLYDIAN.  This is why it has a F natural chord and F naturals in the melody.  If you’d like to learn more about MIXOLYDIAN, just search in the top right hand corner; a couple of my blogs on the topic will appear.
If you would like the TAB to this song, you can find it on my website here at:


or it is also available to ALL my Patreon Members:

In closing, Salt Creek is often played in the key of A; if a fiddle or mandolin is involved at your local jam, you will want to practice this with a capo as well.


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.

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