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How to Play a Cigar Box Guitar

Playing tips and secrets. Tunings. Primal music theory.

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Mindbender (by Stiltwater)

Started by Charred Oct 26, 2021. 0 Replies

Chord charts for 3 string open tuning

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Pentatonic scale in GDG tuning

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Comment by BrianQ. on November 24, 2021 at 12:26am

Jazz chord formula 
https://youtu.be/XBJkPrB2cPY

Comment by BrianQ. on November 24, 2021 at 12:21am

Jazzy blues on 3 string GDg

https://youtu.be/oNDFX4zZVRs

Comment by BrianQ. on November 23, 2021 at 2:03pm

Lots of Jazz players use Flatwounds & Hollowbodies, but there are lots of players who don’t, in fact, there are many players who use Solidbodies & Roundwounds, so really it’s all in the way you play?

Comment by BrianQ. on November 23, 2021 at 1:52pm

Jan , the “Search” bar at the top of the page can be your best friend, there are many answers to your questions archived within it? Jazz players use Medium & Heavy strings, but you don’t need different strings or tunings to play Jazz? Jazz & Blues is achieved by the way you play the guitar, if that makes any sense?

Comment by jan Pili on November 23, 2021 at 1:39pm

hey quick question, what strings and tuning should I use to play jazz chords? both for 3 and 4 string instruments. also, where would I find chord tabs for jazz chords? any help is appreciated.

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on March 27, 2018 at 12:54pm

Books are still good, t-belly. Hopefully the one you've found will be what you need :0) All the best to you!

Comment by t-belly johnson on March 27, 2018 at 11:44am

Cheers Dani & Ol`grey Bear. I`ve found a 4 string ultimate collection on ebay UK so I`ll probably go for that.

Isn`t it amazing.... the internet has made us forget about using books as its normally freely found with a quick google search :)

Comment by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear on March 27, 2018 at 6:45am

Hi t-belly. I personally don't have any charts to offer but I bought a book that's crammed full of chords, scales, riffs, licks and all you could ever need to know. It's called "Master the cigar box guitar! 3 string GDG & 4 string GDGB Cigar box guitar technique book" by Brentwood Robitaille. I THINK they sell it here at CBGITTY too. Hope this helps :)

Comment by t-belly johnson on March 26, 2018 at 8:16pm

Guys, can anyone help please. I`m not really much of a player and only strummed a few chords on 3 stringers I`ve built. I`ve retired now and have time ( I hope) to learn to play a little.

I recently picked up a 4 stringer I built a few years ago and tuned it gdgb and plugged it in. I was very happy with the sound and I`ve been strumming major chords and it`s great fun.

The problem I have is I can`t find anything other than the major chords. Does anyone have any chord charts I can use to improve?

Thanks in advance

Comment by Nigel McTrustry on February 25, 2018 at 7:02pm

 

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Mindbender (by Stiltwater)

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Chord charts for 3 string open tuning

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Pentatonic scale in GDG tuning

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 13, 2019. 4 Replies

Confused with open E scales on a three string. Is there a lack of info for a reason?

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Apr 28, 2016. 11 Replies

The moment it starts to click.

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Mar 28, 2016. 20 Replies

Fat finger syndrome or just need to keep practicing?

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Chord charts for 3 string gbe tuning

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3 String Theory Charts and Tab Sheets

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Keys please?

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tuning a 4 string

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To use....or not to use, thumb and finger picks?

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songs to learn for a begginer.

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