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CBG Tabs

So you built your CBG and now you need something to play on it, right? Well, if you're not completely musically inclined or can't read traditional music, tabs are your answer. If you're like me, you read tabs and sometimes make them. Paste'em here.

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Tabs here is as a learning tool -- NOT for profit.

I'll also upload some blank tab sheets. Just let me know what you think and if I need to add anything.

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Comment by TN Twang 3 hours ago

Great! Many thanks.

After pondering some, I realized that I CAN play your "2-0-2" tab with the slide if I don't actually play the bass string. That way I can play both your tabs so far and the "2-0-2" just becomes "X-0-2" because I put the slide against the top string, second fret; play the middle string open; and don't play the bass string.

(Probably nobody cares but me, but I've gotta' have something to keep my mind occupied.)


Comment by Oscar Myer 14 hours ago

Thanks Glen.

Comment by Glenn Watt yesterday

I know that there are a ton of tabs out there for Amazing Grace but I would like to share the one I have typed up as well. I hope that this is of help to you. The tuning I used is GDG

downloadable pdf:

Amazing Grace

an image of it to post here:

Comment by Glenn Watt yesterday

John E. Curley

I hope it worked out for you

TN Twang

I like simple stuff, hence my love for the cigar box guitar. So I hear ya when it comes to simple tabs. Thank you for the kind words.

Oscar Myer

I am sorry that I haven't responded until now. The tuning I used for this tab was GDG. I hope this helps.

Comment by Oscar Myer on Monday

Glen, what was the tuning you used for,  "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry"?

Comment by TN Twang on October 18, 2014 at 4:12pm

Nice tab.

I can make everything work on an unfretted, slide 3-string except for the 2-0-2 pattern 4 measures before the end. For that I need to put the slide on the 7th fret position and strum just the middle and bass strings--leaving the treble string silent. (I guess the tab would be x-7-7.)

I know a lot of you guys are confident with making fretboards, but I'm still enamored of my primitive slide-only guitars.

There are discussions elsewhere on CBG Nation about publishing complex tabs to help advanced players. That's great, but we all need more basic tabs like this one to help us learn to play without unreasonable amounts of effort. Please keep 'em coming.

Comment by John E Curley on October 18, 2014 at 11:50am

Thanks Glenn I'll give it try.

Comment by Glenn Watt on October 18, 2014 at 11:37am

Here is a tab that I created for "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry" by classic American country music legend, Hank Williams.

Link to downloadable pdf

and an image to of it to post here


Comment by samuel schold on October 16, 2014 at 10:05pm

Thanks all of you that replied to my amplifier problem a few days ago. The  comments were really helpful!!  By the way does anyone have any Christmas music in tab form to share?

Comment by TN Twang on September 19, 2014 at 1:38am


Thanks for the ABC link. Looks like there's pretty broad support for that format in the folk/ethno/traditional community. Come to think of it, I guess that group includes CBGs.

I don't have time to download and experiment right now, but I'll save the link and look into it as soon as time permits.




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