You can learn how to play Creepin’ In by Norah Jones!

Creepin’ In is a 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 soon start combining the open position chords with major and minor pentatonic licks.

Chord progression

The opening lick over chord I (G) is played using Pull-Off’s and Hammer-On’s from the minor pentatonic and Mixolydian scales.

Following on from this, we mainly use the I, IV and V chords for the verse and chorus.

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

The turnaround uses the chromatic line of FEEb as we move through the chords of G7, C and Cm.

Could Creepin’ In be the only famous song in the world that uses an open position Cm chord? Probably.

Right Hand Techniques

Study the right hand during the solo and it’s obvious how many of those notes are played by Hammering-On and Pulling-Off!

In order to play this fast, you may need to practice the chromatic exercises for a while. As you do, why not try them using a hammer on and pull off technique instead of picking every note?

Creepin’ In – Lyrics

There’s a big ol’ hole
That gone right through the sole, of this old shoe
And the water on the ground, ain’t got no place else it’s found
So it’s only got one thing left to do

Go to Creepin’ In – Lyrics.

Norah Jones – Biography

Norah Jones released her incredibly successful album Come Away With Me on the legendary label Blue Note at the age of 23.

The album won her 8 Grammy Awards and sold over 20 million copies. No wonder everyone in the business wanted to appear on the follow up!

Go to Norah Jones – Biography.

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