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Singing with basic chords (for pre-beginners)

As an absolute (pre-) beginner I'd like to know if it is possible to sing and strum along with just 3 or 4 chords. I mean, just ignore ever…

Started by Michael Morrissey

4 Feb 13
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Started by Ted Crocker

23 Apr 19, 2017
Reply by Tony Padillo

Thumb and Finger Picks = to use, or not to use?

On another Group forum, I posted a question about fretted versus un-fretted and got dozens of responses in just two days. Then I posted the…

Started by Keith Stanford

11 Jul 26, 2016
Reply by Lapsteel washboard

LJs CBG Playing for Dummies (7 no nonsense beginner lessons)

Thanks LJ! 1     2   3   4   5   6   7

Started by Ted Crocker

30 Feb 11, 2016
Reply by Ted Crocker


what strings do you use to string the box guitar?

Started by David A Mitchell

1 Mar 6, 2015
Reply by Tim LaFave

Can anyone help me find some good 3 chord songs?

Hi guys, (and gals)   I love all the information I've found on this site, but I've had a hard time finding real basic "if you don't know an…

Started by Michael Glenn

23 Dec 27, 2014
Reply by Michael Delp

How To Read 3 String Cigar Box Guitar Tab

It ain't pretty but I hope it can be useful. Here's a vid I put together to help people understand how to read tablature for their cigar bo…

Started by Glenn Watt

5 Nov 1, 2014
Reply by Tom Petry

Tabs for 3 String Cigar Box Guitar

Tablature has been a godsend for me. Reading music is not my strong-suit and making the time to learn to read it better is simply not in th…

Started by Glenn Watt

1 Nov 1, 2014
Reply by Glenn Watt


Hey guys, check out a new series of lessons on cigar box guitar I started over @ www.facebook.com/swampfootblues Be sure to like and follow…

Started by SWAMPFOOT

5 Jun 5, 2014
Reply by Rag Man Roy

Ben Prestage Master Class - One Man Band

Tips from Ben Prestage - The master of CBG one man band. 1 2 3 Ben talks about his Cigar Box Guitars Ben Prestage Cigar Box one…

Started by Ted Crocker

2 Apr 18, 2014
Reply by Willardj


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