Video: Two Tenor Tunings for 4-string Cigar Box Guitars

In this excerpt from a Cigar Box Nation TV episode, A. J. Gaither and Ben “Gitty” Baker discuss two great tenor guitar tunings for 4-string cigar box guitars: “Arkansas Tenor” (low E, A, D, G) and “Chicago Tenor” (D, G, B, E). Both allow you to use partial 6-string guitar chords – Ben even shows you how to use 6-string chord forms with both of these tunings.

In this excerpt from a Cigar Box Nation TV episode, A. J. Gaither and Ben “Gitty” Baker discuss two great tenor guitar tunings for 4-string cigar box guitars: “Arkansas Tenor” (low E, A, D, G) and “Chicago Tenor” (D, G, B, E). Both allow you to use partial 6-string guitar chords – Ben even shows you how to use 6-string chord forms with both of these tunings.

Cigar Box Nation TV is a presentation of CigarBoxNation.com, the online home and rallying point of the cigar box guitar revolution. It is sponsored by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, the general store for all things cigar box guitar and homemade/handmade music – instruments, kits, parts and gear.

Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix – 3-string Open G GDG – Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

Here is one of guitar god Jimi Hendrix’s best known recordings, Voodoo Child, as arranged and tabbed by Glenn Watt.

You can view the printable tablature sheet by clicking on the link or image below. You can also watch the video below where Glenn shows you how to play the song on his 3-string cigar box guitar tuned to Open G “GDG”.

Voodoo Child by Jimi Hendrix – Tablature for 3-string Cigar Box Guitars

Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.
Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.

 

Wagon Wheel – 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 popular song Wagon Wheel, as performed by The Old Crow Medicine Show and Darius Rucker (and also by just about every cover band, karaoke and open mike performer to ever grab a microphone).

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!

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

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Wayfaring Stranger as performed by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars

Open G GDG Listing ImageWayfaring Stranger as presented in this tablature has been recorded by the likes of Johnny Cash, Neil Young, Emmy Lou Harris, Joan Baez and more. It was also performed by Jack White in the movie Cold Mountain. It is a sad and plaintive tally of life’s troubles, but with a hopeful refrain that looks ahead to rewards in the next life.

While it is possible to play this in a lower register without needing to move up the fretboard so much, we present this higher version here because it seems to sound better when played on a CBG.

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!

You can also view the video below to have Ben “C. B. Gitty” Baker show you how to play this tablature.

Click this link or the image below to view the printable PDF:  Wayfaring Stranger Cigar Box Guitar Tablature Sheet

Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.
Click the image above to view the printable tablature sheet.

We Three Kings of Orient Are – 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 classic Christmas song We Three Kings of Orient Are.

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: We Three Kings of Orient Are Cigar Box Guitar Tablature PDF

 

We Wish You a Merry Christmas – 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 classic Christmas song We Wish You a Merry Christmas. According to Wikipedia, carolers in England were singing this 400 or so years ago, so this one has pedigree!

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: We Wish You a Merry Christmas Cigar Box Guitar Tablature PDF

White Christmas 4-string Open G GDGB Cigar Box Guitar Tablature

The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody for the classic Christmas song White Christmas, written by Irving Berlin and made famous when sung by Bing Crosby in the film of the same name.

Open G GDG Listing ImageThe tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody for the classic Christmas song White Christmas, written by Irving Berlin and made famous when sung by Bing Crosby in the film of the same name.

This tablature is arranged for 4-string cigar box guitars tuned to Open G “GDGB”.

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Will the Circle Be Unbroken – 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 children’s song Will the Circle Be Unbroken.

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: Will The Circle Be Unbroken .