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How to Play 3 String Cigar Box Guitar
Where Did You Sleep Last Night
aka My Girl / Black Girl / In the Pines
Refer to this video:
This arrangement is another example of applying the "Movable Chord Method" I teach on CD 6
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Using standard guitar strings ADG and altering the GDG tuning (taught on CD 4),
I retune to the Devil's Tuning ADF# (Open D).
Chord name (String / Fret)
E flat (A/1) (D/1) (F#/0)
A flat (A/3) (D/1) (F#/2)
G flat (Bar across 4th fret)
B flat (A/5) (D/3) (F#/4)
After playing the B flat chord, I move (F#/4) to (D/4)
creating (A/0) (D/4) (F#/0)
then I play (A/8) and return to the E flat chord
Note: Although the key and chord names will change, as long as you use from low to high,
major scale tones 5 - 1 - 3 on your CBG, the Movable Chord Method will work.
Tuning Examples: BEG#, DGB, EAC#, GCE...
You will need to use different strings to obtain these tunings.
The middle string names the open key of the instrument.