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Greasy's Easy Chords

Since i started playing these cbg's i've been wishing i had a chord book. A recent attemp to teach myself music theory gave me the idea to try to share anything i learn to help myself memorize what i've learned, and give ppl a sort of Chord Book. this will be a work in progress, so please be patient!

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Open G Chords; four 4 strings tuned to G-D-G-B or D-G-B-D

Started by Grease Stains. Last reply by jose garcia paredes Jan 31, 2017. 10 Replies

Chord NameFret Possition (GDgb)AlternateFret Possition (DGdb)AlternateA2-2-2-26-7-6-52-2-2-27-6-5-7Am2-2-2-19-11-9-102-2-1-210-9-10-10A#(Bb)3-3-3-37-8-7-63-3-3-38-7-6-8A#m…Continue

Chords Chart For D-A-D-F#

Started by Grease Stains. Last reply by Grease Stains Apr 14, 2013. 2 Replies

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The Three String Charts

Started by Grease Stains. Last reply by Grease Stains Apr 13, 2013. 10 Replies

Leave any and all Three string chord chart requests along with the tuning here!…Continue

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Comment by Thomas A. Boatwright on January 13, 2012 at 12:36am

If you have a 4 string guitar tuned to G, thats a banjo. there are thousands of banjo chord books.

Im a banjo player and have built all my music knowledge off of banjo and open tunings. I know very minimal music theory, but can get a tune or rhythm out of just about any stringed instrument ive come across.

Comment by steven smith-- dewy on December 16, 2011 at 5:14am

hey guys , just remember that you tube has alot of vids too help ya out with stuff like this , just gotta poke around and find what could be usefull in your playing choices

Comment by the anonymous pick on December 14, 2011 at 10:34am

cool  helpfull  group  grease  ;-)

Comment by Delbarjo on December 13, 2011 at 10:18pm

thx stains for your invit   !!!!!!

Comment by Uncle John on December 13, 2011 at 3:34pm

Hey, Stains.  Thank you!  That chord chart page looks useful.

Comment by Grease Stains on December 13, 2011 at 2:09pm

 I'm sorry brad, i'm very new to theory. i've had to pleasure of a professional composser play one of my four strings. He figured out how to play house of the rising sun simply by plucking an A then modifing the chords to fit. He said much of the time with such an instrument, you'll have to use major chords in place of the one's you'd normally use.

 I will look into what can be done, at best, it could be as simle as leaving out the root or some other note.

Comment by Grease Stains on December 13, 2011 at 1:38pm

My first chart is up, if any mistakes are noticed, or chords i missed PLEASE let me know!

Comment by jabes on December 13, 2011 at 5:11am

cigar box 101.com

Comment by jabes on December 13, 2011 at 5:05am

have you tried DAD?

i found shapes on cgb 101 somewhere..i'll have look for it  PDF

Comment by Brad Smith on December 13, 2011 at 3:52am

I have a 3 string fretless. Is there a tuning where I can play major, minor and blues- 7th chords with a slide, all in one tuning?

I know I can play all the majors in open G.I think in Minor chords I should be playing the root,minor third and perfect fifth. If I want to play G7 or D7 what 3 notes should be played to make it sound the most bluesey? I think it should be a tritone of the root,4th and 7th notes? Is there one tuning where with a slide I can play one or a combination of strings to have the most choices and play major,minor and 7th chords. Also where can I find words and chords for good blues,folk and roots songs suitable for the CBG?

 

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