Creepin’ In Chords

Creepin' In chords lesson

Learn how to play Creepin’ In!

‘Creepin’ In’ is the fast country song Norah Jones recorded with Dolly Parton.

Unexpectedly as Norah seemingly is all about the ballad, there is some seriously fast strumming going down here.

Originating from a similar style as used in Blowin’ In The Wind, you here start combining the open position chords with major and minor pentatonic licks.

For all the TAB (including the solo which took a while to transcribe!) take the Advanced Guitar Course.

Creepin’ In chord progression

The opening lick over chord I (G) is played using pull offs and hammer on’s from the Minor Pentatonic and Mixolydian scale.

Following on from this we mainly use the I IV and V chord for the Verse and Chorus.

The IV and V chord having the variation of sus2 added and taken away from it.

The turnaround use the chromatic line of F E Eb as we move through the chords of G7, C and Cm.

Could Creepin’ In be the only song in the world that use an open Cm chord shape?

Right Hand Techniques

Watching a close up of the right hand during the solo makes it obvious how many of those notes are played by hammering on and pulling off!

You may need the TAB for this but to learn this kind of rapid playing, find a specific lick that you want to learn, start slowly and build it up over time.

For the fast strumming technique, in order to play this fast you may need to practice the Chromatic Exercises more.