Did you know there is a fast-growing collection of FREE tablature for 3-string cigar box guitars over at CBN's sister site www.CigarBoxGuitar.com? It's true!

For those of you who aren't sure what tablature is, it is a way of writing out songs that shows you exactly where to put your fingers on the instrument to make the notes. There's even a video lesson by Glenn Watt to show you how to read the tablature and play it on a 3-string CBG.

The tab collection is up to about 45 songs, with 3 new ones just added in the last couple of days:

Here are some of the other categories of song tabs that have been posted:

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Just wondering is there, or will there be, a selection of tabs for fret-less slide CBGs?

There's a real need for slide tabs. It takes a little practice to get the finesse to play lead with just a slide, but it can be done. When Glenn first started publishing fretted tabs, he and I had some communication over on another discussion area. Here are a couple of my responses (excerpted):

Oct. 18, 2014

"...I can make everything work on an unfretted, slide 3-string except for the 2-0-2 pattern 4 measures before the end. For that I need to put the slide on the 7th fret position and strum just the middle and bass strings--leaving the treble string silent. (I guess the tab would be x-7-7.)"

Later, Oct. 25, I got a little smarter (?)

"...After pondering some, I realized that I CAN play your "2-0-2" tab with the slide if I don't actually play the bass string. That way I can play both your tabs so far and the "2-0-2" just becomes "X-0-2" because I put the slide against the top string, second fret; play the middle string open; and don't play the bass string."

Meanwhile, in December,  I got a copy of Justin Johnson's tutorial DVD for slide guitar. He doesn't use tabs, but offers some excellent rote-learning lessons on a 4 string. For 3 strings, when he tunes D-F-a-d, leave out the F; when he tunes A-C#-E-a, leave off the low A; when he tunes A-E-a-c#, also leave off the low A.

http://www.cigarboxnation.com/forum/attachment/download?id=2592684%...

Here's a sample of what I've been trying to do with slide-only.

I can´t see any tablature :-(

Yeah! Took me a few minutes to figure it out. It's been a while since I looked at this.

1) Go to Ben's message at the top of this thread and click on a category: "Americana," "Spirituals," or whatever you want.

2) You'll get a page listing titles and part of their descriptions.

3) After choosing a title, click on the "Read More" button for that entry. Then (and only then) will a small version of the tablature appear--which you can click to download a full-sized PDF.

In short, the handy-dandy shortening of the descriptions causes the tabs to be hidden unless you click on the "Read More" button for a particular title. Possibly a bad design feature, but it makes the pages load faster because you don't pull down all of those images that you are not interested in.

I've started to make/translate some songs from either 6 string or 3 string into 4 string. Can I submit them? Is there anyway to get more 4 string tabs?

Are they blues songs? I would like to see them if you put them up anywhere. You probably can just post them on this thread.

HI, Anyone know where to get chord charts for a cbg 3 string tuned to DAD?

AC/DC's TNT

Tune to EBE

0*0*0    3*X*X   5*5*5   pause(mute strings after power chords played)

3*0*0   5*5*5*  3*X*X  0*0*0(tiny hesitation) repeat several times

T*N*T   5*0*0  3*X*X  0*0*0

There's more, the break down which starts on first fret 1*1*X then 2*2*X 3*3*X then continue on the fret marks to the bottom

I'll post a video soon of this, I'm just learning to play, but I play this half way decent and it makes it a little easier to play when you see and hear the cadence and mutes pauses etc.

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