How do you learn to play Merle Haggard’s Mama Tried on a 3-string cigar box guitar and 2-string bass? With the clear, concise, and totally-free-to-download tablature in this post!
Mama Tried is a sorrowful story of the heartache a young man can cause his mother, inspired by Haggard’s own several stints in jail. In fact, it was while serving a sentence in San Quentin State Prison that Haggard saw Johnny Cash perform – an event that helped set Haggard on his way to becoming a country music pioneer and legend.
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Did you know that you can convert conventional 6-string guitar tab into 3-string tab, for playing on a cigar box guitar? It’s true! Check out this post on CigarBoxNation.com from Cigar Box Guitar teacher Pat Curley, which explains how.
We have just created a new section of the knowledgebase here on CigarBoxGuitar.com which will host a growing library of tablature for cigar box guitars, with a focus on the popular Open G “GDG” tuning style.
We have added a few initial pieces of tablature and more will be coming soon. Click the image below to check out what has been added so far!