While Elvis wasn’t the first to sing Blue Christmas he certainly made it his own. Here we present the tab for this Christmas Classic, as performed by Elvis, for your 3-string Open G (GDG) Cigar Box Guitar.
Ben has brought a number of new amazing tabs for the holiday season to our knowledge base. In the spirit of the holidays, we’re sharing some of these tabs for Christmas classics starting with “Here Comes Santa Claus”.
Originally published in 1923, these plans were originally presented in a children’s book in the early 1900s and give you step by step instructions on building a one-string violin that can be easily made in one afternoon.
When learning how to play a new chord on your Ukulele, it’s very handy to have a resource on hand that lets you quickly glance at the chord shape and make any necessary corrections so the notes ring out true.
Following that, we have created a chart for standard 4-string Ukuleles and other instruments tuned gCEA.
You can get the free printable graphic sheet below.
So you made yourself a cigar box guitar, or perhaps received one as a gift and are wondering where to start when learning how to play. This video is a good place!
Shane covers everything from how to hold a pick, to how to place the slide to get the best note.
What would you like to see in our next video? Let us know in the comments!
On Monday, September 25th, the Cigar Box Nation Facebook page brought the world premiere of a new music video Cover of the song “I Don’t Care if the Sun Don’t Shine” from April Mae & the Junebugs!
Previous artists to cover the song were Dean Martin and Patti Page. It was even one of the first recordings done by Elvis Presley!
Their version is sure to be stuck in your head and get your toe tapping.
Give the video a watch below!
One-Hand Dan Russell shows you how to play “The Midnight Special” on your Cigar Box Ukulele using only 3 chords!
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Build Me Up Buttercup is an irresistable, toe-tapping song that was originally released by the Temptations in 1980.
The following knowledge base was crafted by Glenn Watt contianing tablature for both the melody of the song, as well as a version with supporting chords.
As a bonus, there is a video of Glenn teaching you how to play this song on your guitar!
Amazing Grace is great first stop for new musicians. It’s instantly recognizable and once you get the notes down, you can change up the order and find many more songs hidden within the same framework!
There is also a version available for 4-string guitars as well, tuned GDGB. You can find it here.
Are there songs that you would like to see tabbed out? Let us know in the comments!
Installing a magnetic pickup into your Cigar Box Guitar can really help builders sell their guitars, as well as open up the instrument to a world of new and interesting sounds and styles.
In this how-to article, Glenn Watt shows you how you can take C. B. Gitty’s Pre-wired 4-pole Single Coil Pickup harness, and install it into your guitar.
The installation guide can even be used for other styles of Single-Coil pickups as well, making it a great guide to save into your favorites for your next build.