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Bug's new Album - The Bugshack - Homemade Music for old films

After a long Lockdown and finally loosing my job, I have finally got around to finishing my latest Album

Bug's new Album - The Bugshack - Homemade Music for old films:


Please feel free to listen for free or donate to help me survive a little longer.

"Have Cheers and Some Beers here is some Bug music to Hurt your ears!"



Added by BUGGY (C) on September 23, 2020 at 8:40am — 2 Comments

The moment you haven't been waiting for! - Bug's 3rds and 4th Album of a Random Bugginess

The moment you just haven't been waiting for! -

Bug's 3rds Album of a random life comments...

          "One way…


Added by BUGGY (C) on March 25, 2016 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Help - The Cross harp key riddle - can anyone help?

I play in a weird tuning which I think may be open A flat to suit my voice.

My A harp works when I play blues starting at the third fret.

But I cant find a harp to work when I play starting from open position (open A flat I'm guessing?)

(basically it's open type D configuration of notes,  but up a few semi tones etc)

So logically if an A harp works…


Added by BUGGY (C) on August 25, 2015 at 6:00am — 16 Comments

The Swamp Gas Project - A collection of experimental FREE Swampy music - Please add your Swampwitch music links

The completely unofficial Swampwitch Bootleg Bug Album - White Witch Swampy music Free sound cloud links

Headphones recommended. (and probably drugs might help)

Free FREE sound cloud Music links:



Added by BUGGY (C) on May 12, 2015 at 11:30am — 64 Comments

Help - Still trying to figure out the notes and read music - open D tuning

I am still trying to figure out the notes on an open D, 4 string in relation to reading music scores.

Does the first D string note fall below the position shown on my chart?

Where is middle C on an open tuned 4 string CBG on the chart below?

So where do the high notes occur on a music score then or are the duplicates ?



Added by BUGGY (C) on December 4, 2014 at 6:30am — 29 Comments

Fretting tips and scale length height compensation etc - PLEASE HELP!!!

Dear team

After many failed attemps at fretting I am planning to try again and after some help.


1) What is the best fret wire to use?


2) What's the best scale length to use?


3) What is any string height compensation required against scale length?


4) Could I be using incorrect strings and will that make a huge difference?


What is the trick to making these work and play well?




Added by BUGGY (C) on October 5, 2014 at 10:30pm — 23 Comments

Bugs Playing Tips

Here are some tips that I do

1) Pick a song and learn it, doesn't need to be difficult

2) Personalise it by slight changes or the way you do the melody

3) Negative space is just as important as positive space, stops, rhythms, breaks etc....ie not one big thrash of mush

4) Pace the song speed matters, generally faster drives the song slower gives more moody feel

5) Now play it slightly more relaxed than you usually do, but put real feeling into your…


Added by BUGGY (C) on October 1, 2014 at 7:30pm — 16 Comments

Harp G minor in the second position


I recently bought a new harp and its a G minor as I have heard minor scale can sound great

It says its in the second position tuning.

Can anyone advise me how that works and what chords or notes I can play to it on my CBG

as I normally play in open D,AEA or G..

Does anyone know what are the minor chords for 3 and 4 string CBG?

Your help is appreciated

Mr Bug

Added by BUGGY (C) on September 27, 2014 at 2:18am — 8 Comments

How do I get that 1960-70 rock amp sound?


I'm looking for tips to sort out my live sound

and get a great rocking sound from my amp and CBG

Has anyone got any tips?

I think valves is the only way to go

but what's the best amp pedal combo for some

great rocking sounds?

Or do I just need to add an overdrive?

As I need a fatter sound.

(AC/DC, 70's rock kinda thing with some 60's

Cleaner songs too)

All help or fun is appreciated

Keep… Continue

Added by BUGGY (C) on September 9, 2014 at 9:50pm — 80 Comments

Jug Music - Songs

If anyone is interested in Jug Music,

following the youtube video I found recently and have posted

Here are some essential songs for you to have a go with.

This follows a small song book that has recently arrived through my door.…


Added by BUGGY (C) on March 29, 2014 at 10:00pm — 9 Comments

Something Old and Something Blue

If you haven't visited this guys youtube site and you like Old Blues and Rag and some history on where it all come from.

This is a greatest log of plain Old Blues and Rag there is:


I love this youtube link hope you like it too.

For years blues men and wormen have been redoing old blues song and changing them slightly…


Added by BUGGY (C) on November 4, 2013 at 8:00am — 43 Comments

Does anyone know a safe free alternative to Dropbox.com?


Does anyone know a safe free alternative to Dropbox.com?


As I think I have overstayed my welcome and they now want money!!



Added by BUGGY (C) on April 26, 2013 at 9:30pm — 7 Comments

Cigar Box Nation Tribute Songs - Post your songs here to say thanks for a great site

Jamie Mac Blues had a great Idea following his song tribute to put together a CBN tribute album.

So please post any tributes you have here and somehow we will figure out how to do the rest. (Help!!!)


MP3 for the album and post a Video for us all to see as well if you like.


To Start You off:


Bugs Tribute Song…


Added by BUGGY (C) on July 29, 2012 at 5:00pm — 31 Comments

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