Hey all,

Is there such a thing as a simple chord chart for a 3 string???  There is a chart like that available for virtually every other stringed instrument, so why not a CBG?  Lotsa talented players out there, can you help?

Thanks, Sam

Views: 4400

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

I'd like to say that Diane in Chicago has a set. I'll check - WY
Uh, thanks?

Wes Yates said:
I'd like to say that Diane in Chicago has a set. I'll check - WY
Set of chord charts.

-WY
not an expert, but if your using a DAD tuning there are lots of dulcimer chord charts out there.
Yes, dulcimer books can be a solution to working with 3 string CBG, but you are going to run into a little trouble working with fret numbers. (Dulcimers have a limited diatonic scale as opposed to a guitar's chromatic scale)
In general, if you want to strum chords, the set up of a 4 string cbg is more applicable. For instance, tuning the strings like the 4 higher strings of a guitar, Dgbe makes it possible to play in a standard method. Just by tuning the high string down to d (Dgbd) you are now in open D tuning. Please see my page, I am currently blogging a series of lectures called Chord Chemistry 101.
I have an instructional video CD available on 3 string cbg that you might find helpful.
http://shop.ebay.com/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&a...
Due to the 3 string set up, it is easier to approach playing with the use of two note doublestops that are basically nothing more than fragments of chords. Also, tuning the first string differently will very easily change the whole open tuning offering more possibilities.
I hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to write, if I can answer any further questions. Enjoy.
I forgot about the missing frets Kenny! If sam is using an open tuning, simple chords could be made by barring 2 or all three strings and moving up and down the neck ex. open d = D chord 1st fret=Eflat 2nd fret = e, etc;

I ordered your CD's awhile back-they really helped me out-even if everything did'nt sink in yet, The technique and history alone were worth the price.

Wade

Keni Lee Burgess said:
Yes, dulcimer books can be a solution to working with 3 string CBG, but you are going to run into a little trouble working with fret numbers. (Dulcimers have a limited diatonic scale as opposed to a guitar's chromatic scale)
In general, if you want to strum chords, the set up of a 4 string cbg is more applicable. For instance, tuning the strings like the 4 higher strings of a guitar, Dgbe makes it possible to play in a standard method. Just by tuning the high string down to d (Dgbd) you are now in open D tuning. Please see my page, I am currently blogging a series of lectures called Chord Chemistry 101.
I have an instructional video CD available on 3 string cbg that you might find helpful.
http://shop.ebay.com/njmikeb/m.html?_nkw=&_armrs=1&_from=&a...
Due to the 3 string set up, it is easier to approach playing with the use of two note doublestops that are basically nothing more than fragments of chords. Also, tuning the first string differently will very easily change the whole open tuning offering more possibilities.
I hope you find this helpful. Please feel free to write, if I can answer any further questions. Enjoy.
Thank you Wade for your purchase and comments. Currently, using my blog and the series 5 lessons, I have been trying to clarify chords. Understanding how to build chords, (1,3,5 tones for a major chord, etc.) and how to alter them (flat 3 for minor,etc) the fingerboard becomes more understandable. In my opinion, understanding theory is key. Regardless of how many strings or the tuning of an instrument, you can figure out how to play it, if you know theory. Chord charts can be useful, but by understanding the relationship of scales, doublestops, and chords playing can be a much more rewarding exploration. I am trying my best to keep it easy and fun to understand, but like everything in life, some work is involved. Here is a great book:
http://www.amazon.com/Edlys-Music-Theory-Practical-People/dp/096616...
Enjoy.
That's more notes than I use as a bass player ! LOL

Time to by a bus and hit the road.

Look at it this way, you can play slide and hit every note. This works for most songs, some just don't sound good.
Here are the notes.

G G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F#
If you are tunes to open G the first fret will be G#, the 2nd-A ... 3rd-A#. Get it?

What ever you are tuned to as an open chord the first fret will be the next note.
This kills on some stuff with a slide.

( this isn't really exact ... some of the chords will be 7th or 3rds but will be some form of the chord)

You can some of this in the group CBG Tabs

Matt
Bless your heart Diane! I'm currently tuned in AEA, but the chord position won't change. Thanks a bunch. Sam

Diane in Chicago said:
Sorry Wes, I thought you were pulling my leg. Didn't realize there was a real Dianne!

Wes Yates said:
Set of chord charts.

-WY

RSS

The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation?How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources

Forum

Cd labels

Started by Gibby Fiddy Five in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Timothy Hunter yesterday. 1 Reply

To use a capo?

Started by jose garcia paredes in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by jose garcia paredes on Thursday. 2 Replies

Rival Sons

Started by Paul Craig in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Paul Craig on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Shane Speal's Wood Shop Diary: The Essence of the Blues

Started by Shane (www.ShaneSpeal.com) in Feature Articles. Last reply by Uncle John on Wednesday. 3 Replies

Need Help

Started by benjamin tiller in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Jerry Jordan on Tuesday. 7 Replies

Blog Posts

1st Post - Cohiba Uke finished

Posted by Markus Gaiser on February 24, 2017 at 4:13pm 2 Comments

FInished Build!

Posted by Gordon Cooper on February 23, 2017 at 11:58pm 0 Comments

Fundraisers

Posted by smilingdog1 on February 19, 2017 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Craft CBG Amp from Soviet radio

Posted by Pavel Aleinik on February 16, 2017 at 1:30am 1 Comment

neck fretted and how not to do it!

Posted by Timothy Hunter on February 14, 2017 at 8:23am 5 Comments

Latest Activity

Gene Jaimez posted a video

Cisco 'Kid' Santoya 'Rollin' In The Dough' (Re-Mix)

Cisco 'Kid' Santoya 'Rollin' In The Dough' (Re-Mix) Tex-Mex Border Music By Gene Jaimez All rights reserved.
8 minutes ago
Boo replied to default's discussion Need 3 string shovel help
"yeh, you're right, i did mean nut and said bridge. i often get my mucking words fuddled...…"
28 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Delvero's video
Thumbnail

Terra plane box guitar

"Sounds great!"
36 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Jim Morris's video
Thumbnail

My new Shane Speal 3 String! New River Train

"Thanks Maddog. The heat felt real good on my recent injuries. I've got my eyes set on a Maddog…"
52 minutes ago
gary herget left a comment for Jim Saraceno
"Great to have you for a friend Jim, maybe we will see you at the club someday."
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Norbert Kochhan's photo
Thumbnail

Wine-Box, Big Box

"Wow, Wow, Wow.  Brilliant.  "
1 hour ago
gary herget commented on Randy S. Bretz's photo
Thumbnail

More work on the Buckeye

"That's really cool. I have a piece of Dogwood I've been wanting to work on, you've…"
1 hour ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's video
Thumbnail

Cowboys Like Waltzes

"Ha, MD.  I was hoping you'd see that fine shirt."
1 hour ago
Maddog commented on smilingdog1's photo
Thumbnail

vets signing guitar

"COOL BEANS!"
1 hour ago
Maddog liked smilingdog1's photo
1 hour ago
Maddog commented on Delvero's photo
Thumbnail

Terraplane

"LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!"
1 hour ago
Maddog liked Delvero's photo
1 hour ago

Music

Loading…

© 2017   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service