THE CIGAR BOX GUITAR BLOG

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by!

After writing more than 10 books on cigar box guitar I figure its time to start a blog to share what I've learned.  I will be adding tips and lessons so check back often.   

A little bit of history first - I got interested in the cigar box guitar about 5 years ago when a student brought one in and asked "how do you play this thing"?  I quickly realized there wasn't much instructional material other than some video on youtube so I decided to make up a few lessons and songs to print out.    As a guitar teacher, making tablature charts was already a daily occurrence so all I had to do was arrange the music for 3 or 4 strings instead.  Of course, this opens up a whole bunch of issues the first being the tuning.  After a search, it appeared that most people were using the tuning GDG or GDGB.  I've stuck with that tuning for all my CBG books but will be exploring new tuning in upcoming publications. 

Part of the reason to start this blog is to get feedback and suggestions from subscribers and customers for future books and also to share content to help players learn.  So get in touch!  

Thanks, Brent     

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Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by!

After writing more than 10 books on cigar box guitar I figure its time to start a blog to share what I've learned.  I will be adding tips and lessons so check back often.   

A little bit of history first - I got interested in the cigar box guitar about 5 years ago when a student brought one in and asked "how do you play this thing"?  I quickly realized there wasn't much instructional material other than some video on youtube so I decided to make up a few lessons and songs to print out.    As a guitar teacher, making tablature charts was already a daily occurrence so all I had to do was arrange the music for 3 or 4 strings instead.  Of course, this opens up a whole bunch of issues the first being the tuning.  After a search, it appeared that most people were using the tuning GDG or GDGB.  I've stuck with that tuning for all my cbg books but will be exploring new tuning in upcoming publications. 

Part of the reason to start this blog is to get feedback and suggestions from subscribers and customers for future books and also to share content to help players learn.  So get in touch!  

Thanks, Brent     

 

 

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