This tablature will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the song Folsom Prison Blues, written and performed by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash.
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the song Folsom Prison Blues, written and performed by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash. Cash first recorded this song way back in 1955 and it quickly became one of his signature pieces. It is a rocking fusion of blues and country elements, with murder, prison, trains and longing woven all through it. It is a favorite at jam sessions and definitely worth having in your toolbag. Continue reading “Folsom Prison Blues by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
Experienced cigar box guitar builders know that studying traditional & conventional folk instruments is a great place to pick up new tricks and methods for building CBGs. Continue reading “Free Balalaika Plans”
This song is perhaps the best one ever recorded by Tom Petty. It has a very simple melody that is easy to play on the canjo. Click the Read More link to see the full tab. The rest of the verses can be found on any of the popular song lyrics sites.
Learn how to play Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin'” On your One-String Diatonic Canjo! Continue reading “Free Fallin’ – Tom Petty”
Don’t forget that C. B. Gitty has a nice range of fretting tools and supplies to help you get going on your fretting jobs!
Shane Speal dives into some of the differences between fretted & fretless Cigar Box Guitars and the benefits of each. Continue reading “Fretted vs. Fretless Cigar Box Guitars by Shane Speal”
Here is another classic Christmas/Holiday song tablature for 3-string cigar box guitars, arranged by Glenn Watt. Use the links below to view the printable tablature sheets directly.
Frosty the Snowman – one-string melody line
Frosty the Snowman – melody using all 3 strings
Here is one of the most famous and easily recognized classical music masterpieces of all time – Beethoven’s “Fur Elize” piano sonata. We have taken this fairly simple melody and arranged it for 3-string cigar box guitar. It does require a little moving around the neck, and one or two finger stretches that take a little practicing, but it is definitely worth the effort! Continue reading “Fur Elise by Ludwig von Beethoven – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”