Rick's "Cigar Box Guitar University"
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What if you live in an apartment, have no tools and no woodworking skills but want to build a CBG? Click here to see my solution.
How To Play The 3-String CBG
We start out with tuning the CBG and how to read the Tab. Then we introduce the Steady Bass technique. On top of the steady bass we add some Licks and combine them into a song called Ten Mile Stomp. After that we introduce the 12-Bar Blues and some great Blues Licks. Like we did with the steady bass, we combine these licks into a 12-bar solo. The 12-Bar Jam Session gives you a chance to practice the solo or try out licks of your own.

If you work your way through this course you will be playing some great funky blues on your 3-String CBG!!!
Booklet containing all tabs and diagrams
Lesson 1: Tuning The 3-String CBG
Lesson 2: How To Read The Tab
Lesson 3: The Steady Bass
Lesson 4: Licks For The 3-String
Lesson 5: Ten Mile Stomp
Lesson 6: 12-Bar Blues Introduction
Lesson 7: Blues Licks
Lesson 8: 12-Bar Solo
Lesson 9: 12-Bar Jam Session
Closing Comments
Sportin' Life Blues Lyrics and Chords - PDF
Musical Ideas
The following are not lessons, just songs that may give you some musical ideas. Feel free to copy the licks, incorporate some of these ideas into your own songs, etc. If you are inspired to write a song I would love to hear it! Send me a link.
Gold King Blues
Amazing Grace
Miller Creek
Whiskey Row Blues
Walnut Creek Blues
Music Theory For The 3-String Cigar Box Guitar
Chord Construction For The 3-String CBG Chord Construction Diagrams