Battle Hymn Of The Republic 2-String Bass Tablature

Battle Hymn of the Republic” or “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory” was written by Julia Ward Howe during the first year of the American Civil War. Like many Folk songs of the time, the music was appropriated from another classic folk song, “John Brown’s Body”. 

The tune went on to become one of the most iconic Patriotic songs in the American Lexicon and even abroad. Continue reading “Battle Hymn Of The Republic 2-String Bass Tablature”

Oh Susannah – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the early American folk song Oh Susannah, written by Stephen Foster in 1848.

All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here!

If you need some help with this style of tablature, here’s a video where Glenn Watt shows you how to read it

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF: Oh Susannah Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

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Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.

 

Red River Valley – 3-string Open G GDG – Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

Red River Valley is one of the top cowboy songs of all time, and also one of the first songs learned by any aspiring guitar player who went through the classic Mel Bay Guitar Method Volume 1 instruction book. More info about the song can be found in the Wiki article here.

This version of it has been arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt. Glenn gives us three versions of the song – the basic melody line, and then the tabbed version with the chords, and finally a “double stop” version that provides an interesting take on a two-part harmony.

You can view the printable tablature sheets by clicking on the link or images below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how he plays (and sings!) the song on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.

Red River Valley - MELODY ONLY Version. Click the image above to view the printable sheet.
Red River Valley – MELODY ONLY Version.
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Red River Valley - MELODY AND CHORDS Version. Click the image above to view the printable sheet.
Red River Valley – MELODY AND CHORDS Version.
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Red River Valley - DOUBLE STOP HARMONY Version. Click the image above to view the printable sheet.
Red River Valley – DOUBLE STOP HARMONY Version.
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She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the well-known American song She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain.

All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here!

If you need some help with this style of tablature, here’s a video where Glenn Watt shows you how to read it

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF: She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain Cigar Box Guitar Tablature.

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Click the image above to view the printable sheet.

Take Me Home Country Roads by John Denver – 3-string Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

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The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the classic Americana folk song Take Me Home Country Roads, famously performed and recorded by John Denver. This tablature is arranged for 3-string Open G “GDG” tuning.

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All of the cigar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, your one-stop shop for all things Cigar Box Guitar: Instruments, Kits, Parts, Gear & More.

If you need some help with this style of tablature, here’s a video where Glenn Watt shows you how to read it

The Star Spangled Banner – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

This tablature was created by Glenn Watt.

All of the ciOpen G GDG Listing Imagegar box guitar tablature here on CigarBoxGuitar.com is presented by The Southbound String Company, the only strings specifically chosen and voiced for cigar box guitars. Be sure to check out our line of Open G GDG cigar box guitar string sets here!

This tablature is meant for playing on a 3-string cigar box guitar (or other instrument) tuned to GDG (though any open chord 1-5-1 tuning like DAD or EBE would work as well). The first version presents just the melody line from the song, and the second version shows you how to add some chords as well. The first version is well suited for an unfretted (slide) instrument, but to hit the chords shown in the second version a fretted instrument would be needed.

Click Here to view a how-to video where Glenn shows you how to read this style of tablature.

Version 1 – Melody Line Only

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Version 2 – Melody and Chords

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