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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 Giacomo Borghi on December 7, 2014 at 12:41pm

Hello from Italy!

This is my version of Red River Valley song for 3-strings CBG.

Hope you like it :-)

Comment by Gary Williams on December 7, 2014 at 8:32am
Anybody got star spangled banner for a diddly bow
Comment by Brown Water Jerry (Rice) on November 17, 2014 at 1:37pm

Dgbd tuning is the same as 5 string banjo, so banjo tab should work as well as banjo chords.

Comment by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker on November 7, 2014 at 5:37am

We're building a library of free song tabs for 3-string cigar box guitars over at CigarBoxGuitar.com. The library is currently fairly small but will grow quickly. Check it out!

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on October 26, 2014 at 3:39pm

I know his stuff sure helped me on my path. Sort of a Zen Satori moment after beating my head against the wall. I still have a long way to go, but I'm able to make much more melodic noise now.

Comment by Thomas "Duck" Petry on October 26, 2014 at 5:14am

Justin Johnson makes the comment on one of his videos not to worry about weather its a minor or 7th chord or whatever, if it calls for a G minor or C 7th or whatever just play a G or C. Simple but it works.

Comment by TN Twang on October 25, 2014 at 12:48pm

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.)

TN

Comment by Oscar Myer on October 25, 2014 at 1:07am

Thanks Glen.

Comment by Oscar Myer on October 20, 2014 at 8:57am

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

Comment by TN Twang on October 18, 2014 at 9:12am

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.

 

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