Edward Hardin
  • Male
  • Kimberly, WI
  • United States
Share on Facebook
Share on Facebook MySpace

Edward Hardin's Friends

  • SlowHound
  • turtlehead

Edward Hardin's Page

Profile Information

How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Stumbled upon it
How many instruments have you built so far?
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
It is very relaxing to play and build

Edward Hardin's Blog

4 string

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 3:39pm 14 Comments

I've been trying to learn how to play my four string and I only found  three string tabs.  I am awaiting a response in another post how to convert 6 string to 3 string, but my question is why isn't there more 4 string tabs out there and why not more rock titles or even folk music? Thanks

Comment Wall (2 comments)

You need to be a member of Cigar Box Nation to add comments!

Join Cigar Box Nation

At 7:06pm on January 19, 2017, turtlehead said…

Hi Edward, just saw your message.  Kind of hard to explain with text, but here it goes using this track as an example:


It's a standard 12 bar blues with a 4 bar intro, so it counts off the beats with a click at the beginning which goes 1...2..., that gives you your tempo and 4 beats per bar, so think in your head etc.

A way I like to write out these chord progressions is using the chord name and slashes to show the number of beats to play, so writing out 4 beats (one bar) of a G chord would look like this: 

G / / /

The chord name (G) represents the first beat and the slashes mean to play that chord for the remaining three beats.

So in this example, here's how I would write the whole thing out:

Intro (4 bars)

D / / / C / / / G / / / G / / /

Then into the repeating 12 bar form like so:

G / / / G / / / G / / / G / / /

C / / / C / / / G / / / G / / /

D / / / C / / / G / / / G / / / 

I guess I should put this up in the description of the video for others.  I think I put the chord changes in most of the other non blues songs I've posted.  Hope this helps!

At 5:44pm on April 3, 2016, turtlehead said…

Hey Edward, I'll get some 4 string versions of those jam tracks together if that's what you're looking for. I know there's not a ton of tabs out there in general for 4 string.  I think we're still in the beginning stages of getting specific songs tabbed out for CBG.  Let me know if you have anything specific in mind...


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


Piezo feedback

Started by Jerry Draper in Performances, How to Play, Lessons, Concerts. Last reply by Jerry Draper 6 hours ago. 9 Replies

Your take on this bizarre guitar

Started by Infirmity Citrus President in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Taffy Evans yesterday. 8 Replies

Guitar Amp

Started by Chase N Williams in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig Sep 21. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

Let’s talk Aeolian…

Posted by BrianQ. on August 27, 2022 at 12:05am 0 Comments

Building a Violin w/ GITTY Parts

Posted by Brad Craig on August 11, 2022 at 6:39pm 3 Comments

Effects Pedals

Posted by Trey Allensworth on May 26, 2022 at 10:04am 12 Comments

Latest Activity

Korrigan posted a video


My rendition of the LZ classic recorded with a single 4-string tenor guitar going through 3 different effects chains to 3 separate channels. Sounds pretty hu...
3 hours ago
Poorness Studios liked A.D.EKER's video
3 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Larry Sobol
"Here’s how to Add Pics,Vids,Content: Heres how to add Pics in a Topic…"
4 hours ago
BrianQ. left a comment for Larry Sobol
"Larry, to message someone, just click on their icon & you will go to their page? Pretty much…"
4 hours ago
Jerry Draper replied to Jerry Draper's discussion Piezo feedback
"Very helpful. I needed that. Thank you."
6 hours ago
AGP # liked Doug Thorsvik's video
6 hours ago
Larry Sobol commented on Poorness Studios's blog post Saying Goodbye To a Long Time Friend
" Remember all the joy that Ellie brought into your life. It can be extremely hard to lose a…"
6 hours ago
Larry Sobol replied to Larry Sobol's discussion Aluminum License Plate in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Brian. Larry Sobol here. Thanks for the link to the Video. Just found Mike Simpson to thank him as…"
7 hours ago
Larry Sobol replied to Larry Sobol's discussion Aluminum License Plate in the group Building a Cigar Box Guitar 101
"Mike. Larry Sobol here.  Thanks for the tips yesterday. Sorry for the slow response but Im new…"
7 hours ago
3 String Blues posted a video

Station One - Last chance for 200 miles! - 3 string cigar box guitar

Old School Blues - from the webpage https://www.reddogguitars.com There is CBGs for sale and more cigar box music#cigarboxguitar #3stringguitar #reddoggui...
7 hours ago
Gary O'slide posted a video
10 hours ago
Doug Thorsvik commented on Doug Thorsvik's video

Put Your Hand in the Hand: 2-String Surf Chugger Cigar Box Guitar

"That’s encouraging Brian! We try to surprise and delight when we can. I have to admit, I have…"
10 hours ago


© 2022   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->