The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the classic Country Gospel song I Saw The Light, written in 1946 by Hank Williams. This tablature is arranged for 3-string Open G “GDG” tuning. Continue reading “I Saw The Light Hank Williams – 3-string GDG Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you how to play the melody and chords for the song I Walk the Line, written and performed by the “Man in Black” himself, Johnny Cash. Cash first recorded this song way back in 1956 and it quickly became one of his signature pieces. The recorded version is a little more complex than what we present here, but this version should work just fine. When you get your invite to appear on the Grand Ole Opry, you can take the time to learn the official version. Continue reading “I Walk the Line by Johnny Cash – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
As performed in O Brother Where Art Thou, as well as by Alison Krauss, Alan Jackson and a host of other artists. View the full text of this entry by clicking the “Read More” link below for the formatted canjo tab…
Now you can learn one of the most recorded Gospel songs on your One-String Canjo!
Arrangement courtesy of C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply, intended for playing on American Canjo Company™ brand one-string canjos with dulcimer-style fretting, with fret numberings as shown below. The open unfretted string is notated as “0″.
I’ll Fly Away – Alfred E. Brumley
5 3 0 3 5 4 5 6 5 4 3 1 1 0 Some glad morning, when this life is o’er, I’ll fly away 5 3 0 3 5 4 5 6 5 5 4 4 3 To a home on God’s celestial shore, I’ll fly away. Chorus 8 5 5 8 5 4 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 I’ll fly away oh glory, I’ll fly away (in the morning) 0 1 3 3 4 5 4 5 6 5 5 4 4 3 When I die, hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away.
To learn more about this classic American song, and to find more verses, check out this Wikipedia article.Arrangement by C. B. Gitty Crafter Supply Words and Music Copyright: Glad Music Co., Albert E Brumley & Sons, Bridge Building Music
The tablature in the PDF link below will show you exactly how to play the melody and chords for the well known hymn I’ll Fly Away by Alfred E. Brumley. This song is one of the classic Christian anthems and has appeared many times in recordings and even movies such as O Brother Where Art Thou and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Continue reading “I’ll Fly Away – O Brother Where Art Thou – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
Learn the popular English children’s song, “I’ll tell me Ma” on your One-String Canjo! Continue reading “I’ll Tell Me Ma – Tablature for One-String Canjo”
This tablature was created by Glenn Watt.
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! Continue reading “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry by Hank Williams – 3-string Open G GDG – Cigar Box Guitar Tablature”
If you have been thinking about using a magnetic pickup in your next cigar box guitar build, but aren’t sure about how they are different from piezo pickups, then here is a quick overview for you. Magnetic pickups can be a nice addition to most any cigar box guitar, but they do require some different handling and some knowledge of their unique properties. Continue reading “Introduction to using Magnetic Pickups”
When most people think of cigar box guitars, they do not think of traditional Irish tunes… but it turns out that a lot of Irish tunes are fairly simple melodies and are quite well suited to playing on a 3-string cigar box guitar. So here are 3 of my favorite Irish polkas (the term polka refers to the time signature and rhythm of the piece, not any German origin), which I used to play when I was in an Irish band. You may recognize the second tune as the popular Irish/kids song “The Rattlin Bog/Bog Down in the Valley-o”, and the third one from the Irish party scene of James Cameron’s hugely popular movie The Titanic. Continue reading “Irish Tune Set: 3 Polkas – 3-string Open G GDG – Chords & Tablature for Cigar Box Guitars”