Information

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.

Members: 553
Latest Activity: May 22

Remember...

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.

Discussion Forum

Tab-O-Matic

Started by Yankee Dog. Last reply by The Bane Sep 24, 2016. 6 Replies

HELP!!! I`m lookin for tab editor for 3 string instruments

Started by Cpt. Nemoff. Last reply by Mickey Sadler Apr 29, 2016. 3 Replies

Comment Wall

Comment

You need to be a member of CBG Tabs to add comments!

Comment by Ken Vickerson on April 10, 2017 at 4:22pm
Does anyone have a 3 or4string tab for "Once their was a time" this a 10 Years After tune that seems to be made for CBGs? I'm trying to work it out...not satisfied yet. Great lyrics and a Rockin rhythm.
Comment by Tono Markes on April 7, 2017 at 7:24am

Hi All,

I love Smokestack lightnin main riff and I wanted to play it in CBG.

so I got this tab (6 strings standard tuning) from Ultimate guitar

"Smokestack Lightning chord Howlin Wolf (1956) Open E (high E string), G (high E string, 3rd fret), A (3rd string, 2nd fret) slide to B (third string, 4th fret, B (third string, 4th fret), A (3rd string, 2nd fret), Open G (3rd string), E (4th string, 2nd fret)"

For the rhythm guitar, chords: Em G Em G

and tried to transpose to G key for 3 strings. I got this notes:

G - A# - C - Slide D - C - A# - G

Well...I made this sometimes before and I got it but this time It doesnt sound good to me.

What am I doing wrong? Could anyone help me?

I also think that we are about 500 member in this group... if...let's say 40 % of people would make "just one" Tuxguitar or Guitarpro tablature (song or riff) we'll end with two hundred tabs for practise. NOT FOR PROFIT.

If I ever get the smokestack lightnin right for CBG I will hang it here for all members to check what I want to mean.

I made this 12 bar test (GDG) and It's very easy to work with.

test.tg

Thanks a lot! and as Keni use to say ...Enjoy your practise!

Comment by Will T on January 2, 2016 at 10:18am

Thanks Ben!

Comment by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker on January 2, 2016 at 10:08am
Comment by Will T on January 1, 2016 at 3:11pm

Hi All - I would appreciate someone directing me to a good 3 string Open G tab for Amazing Grace. Thanks! Chaplain Will 

Comment by Tim Elbert on September 17, 2015 at 10:58pm

Loan me a Dime, any one have the tabs for a Cigar Box version on how to play?

Comment by TN Twang on June 14, 2015 at 6:32pm

Cynthia,

I'll give you an answer, but let's also see how many other opinions you may get!

First of all, it should be "Gdg"--with a little d as well as g.

These notes are written for guitar as the G below middle C, the d immediately above middle C, and the g 3 steps above that.

However, guitar notes actually sound an octave lower than they are written, so your sounds will all be lower than they look when they're notated.

Like I said, some people may be tuning GDG in other octaves, so let's see what other replies you may get.

Comment by Cynthia on June 14, 2015 at 2:18pm

very dumb question: when it calls for GDg tuning, where is the big G and little g on the grand scale. How do I find it on my piano for tuning? obviously im total beginner.

Comment by will1292 on February 3, 2015 at 11:52pm

cool spanish guitar tab called porompero

porompero.txt

Comment by will1292 on February 3, 2015 at 11:41pm

Hero chords.hero chords

 

Members (553)

 
 
 

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

Discussion Forum

Tab-O-Matic

Started by Yankee Dog. Last reply by The Bane Sep 24, 2016. 6 Replies

HELP!!! I`m lookin for tab editor for 3 string instruments

Started by Cpt. Nemoff. Last reply by Mickey Sadler Apr 29, 2016. 3 Replies

Looking For Tabs For "Man Of Constant Sorrow" Soggy Bottom Boys version .

Started by Piht Bull (Delta Dawg Guitars). Last reply by Ole Christensen Sep 20, 2014. 5 Replies

Summer Wine

Started by Graham Alibone Jun 29, 2014. 0 Replies

Muddy Waters tab please

Started by J Lee. Last reply by Paul 'PapaHogg' Smith Apr 9, 2014. 1 Reply

CBD (Cigar Box Dulcimer) Tabs -- Diatonic Fretting

Started by Rand Moore. Last reply by Rand Moore Mar 2, 2014. 8 Replies

CBG Hip Hop Tab

Started by imsotall May 1, 2013. 0 Replies

Green Onions Slide Tab

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Graham Alibone Apr 4, 2013. 2 Replies

Sunshine Of Your Love Tab

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by mordacai bondurant Mar 22, 2013. 6 Replies

Some more tab for bluesy CBG

Started by Ara. Last reply by mordacai bondurant Mar 22, 2013. 10 Replies

CBG/Harp Tab Sheets- your choice!

Started by Swamp Dawg Primal Music. Last reply by mordacai bondurant Mar 22, 2013. 1 Reply

4 String Tab (Open G)

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Mar 17, 2013. 2 Replies

GDG tuning tabs

Started by Ara. Last reply by Penny Nelson Mar 17, 2013. 4 Replies

Diatonic Scales For Beginners

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by Penny Nelson Mar 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Tabs for Beginners

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Feb 21, 2013. 7 Replies

Shake Your Money Maker Intro Tab

Started by BrianQ. Feb 8, 2013. 0 Replies

Oh! Susanna CBG and harp tab

Started by Swamp Dawg Primal Music. Last reply by Swamp Dawg Primal Music Jan 26, 2013. 7 Replies

Blog Posts

introducing cbg to guitarists

Posted by Donald Rees on June 21, 2017 at 10:27pm 12 Comments

Tricone Resonator CBG

Posted by Hal Robertson on June 21, 2017 at 3:30pm 4 Comments

Backslider Washboards

Posted by Milt Haselmire on June 19, 2017 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

Latest Activity

Jim Morris commented on Andries D. EKER's video
7 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Porcelain slide on my lap Diddley!

"Cool! Yeah I noticed what pick was saying - looks like you're pushing that slide all the way…"
20 minutes ago
Jim Morris commented on Snuffy Smith's video
Thumbnail

Adult Beginner - Day #33

"Coming along nicely man! Hope to see you Fri in B.S. I can hear that you still have your…"
26 minutes ago
wes carl commented on Richard Sundberg's video
28 minutes ago
wes carl commented on Andries D. EKER's video
1 hour ago
Dropout replied to Dropout's discussion Speakers
"That's a bummer. I picked that amp because it has tone knobs and led prewired in the board.…"
1 hour ago
Timothy Hunter replied to Dropout's discussion Speakers
"at 14 wats those small speakers are not going to handle it. the small speakers are usually good for…"
1 hour ago
Dropout replied to Dropout's discussion Speakers
"I'm still waiting on the cigar box to get here. So no dimensions yet. The amp I want to use is…"
2 hours ago
Paul Craig replied to Jamie's discussion rescue!
"Unrelated to the holes, you said you were going for a six string short scale bass. It looks like…"
2 hours ago
Richard Sundberg commented on Richard Sundberg's video
Thumbnail

Porcelain slide on my lap Diddley!

"Thanks Andries, way comments! Getting down and dirty on my lap! I tuned to "G", tough to…"
2 hours ago
Jon trownson left a comment for Solazule Lunanegro
"Yeah,, shouldve got pictures during building.. its a butterfly hinge coming off the box with the…"
2 hours ago
Paul Craig commented on Milt Haselmire's blog post Flying V 3 String Build Part 2
"Great job on your build. Tried those strings before, didn't work out well. Just hard to beat…"
2 hours ago

Music

Loading…

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

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service