The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the classic Southern Rock song Call Me The Breeze, written by J. J. Cale and famously performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd. This tablature is arranged for 3-string Open G “GDG” tuning. Continue reading “Call Me The Breeze by J. J. Cale (performed by Lynyrd Skynyrd) – 3-string Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
For anyone who grew up watching old Looney Tunes Bugs Bunny Cartoons featuring Foghorn Leghorn, this song will be instantly recognizable. Continue reading “Camptown Races – 3-string Open G “GDG” – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
The 3-string cigar box guitar tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the song Carolina in my Mind, written and performed by James Taylor. This is one of James’ greatest hits, instantly recognizable from just the first few notes. Like a lot of James Taylor’s songs, the melody line is fairly straightforward but the chord progression can be a little complex. Continue reading “Carolina in my Mind by James Taylor – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
In this video lesson, Shane Speal distills Howlin’ Wolf’s two-guitar attack in the song, “Back Door Man” into one easy riff for cigar box guitar. Speal is the author of Making Poor Man’s Guitars (Fox Chapel Publishing, 2018)
Shane Speal distills the double-guitar attack of Howlin’ Wolf’s 1960 classic, “Back Door Man” into a single 3-string cigar box guitar riff. You will need to tune your guitar to Open E (EBE), which is lower than standard Open G.
For reference, we present the original recording first…
“Back Door Man” was recorded in Chicago in June 1960 by Howlin’ Wolf (vocals), Otis Spann (piano), Hubert Sumlin and Freddy Robinson (guitars), Willie Dixon (double bass), and Fred Below (drums).
Sumlin and Robinson’s guitars continue to weave in and out with Spann’s piano…making a very busy groove.
Speal takes the Low E string guitar groove and mixed it with a High E string part to create a simplified riff that incorporates much of the mojo.
Shane Speal breaks down Howlin’ Wolf’s “I Ain’t Superstitious” into a version playable on 3-string cigar box guitar. Video lesson, step-by-step.
Shane Speal explores the deep blues of Howlin’ Wolf (aka Chester Burnett) by combining the three guitar parts of “I Ain’t Superstitious” into a 3-string cigar box guitar version. Speal’s version utilizes an Open G tuning (GDG) for this blues song that is played in the key of D. Continue reading “CIGAR BOX GUITAR VIDEO LESSON: “I Ain’t Superstitious” by Howlin’ Wolf”
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the classic rock song Cold, Cold Heart, written and performed by Hank Williams. This tablature is arranged for 3-string Open G “GDG” tuning.
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If you need some help with this style of tablature, here’s a video where Glenn Watt shows you how to read it.
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the bass line for the classic country song “Cold, Cold Heart“, by Hank Williams. Continue reading “Cold, Cold Heart by Hank Williams 2-String Bass Tablature”
With the free tablature in this post, you will learn how to play Copperhead Road, by Steve Earle, on your 2-string G-Bass. Continue reading “Copperhead Road by Steve Earle 2-String G-Bass Tablature”
Learn how to play Copperhead Road by Steve Earle on your 3-string cigar box guitar. Continue reading “Copperhead Road by Steve Earle 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”