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We cover a lot of 3-string lessons on Cigar Box Nation, but with so many people are creating 4-string instruments, we thought we'd compile some of the best of Shane's 4-string lessons.

The first two lessons give blues basics using an Open G Tuning:  (GDGB, low to high)

Next up are some really cool lessons using a G7 tuning (GDFB), giving you a swinging jazz-blues feel.

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Thanks for these lessons, Shane.  "If you're going to build cigar box guitars, better learn how to play them" - I'm trying to take that pearl of wisdom to heart.

Did you build that gitty? If so, where did you get the neck? Was it already fretted, or did you fret it yourself?

That's a Daddy Mojo cigar box guitar.  www.daddy-mojo.com

Man, I wish I had seen this about a year ago.  I love this tuning and I play the crap out of it.   Darn my action is a bit high for that 12th fret lick.    Great lesson,  

Also a good 1 finger Em at the 3rd fret of the third string.  

Nice 3 finger Am at the first string first fret, and 2nd and third strings second fret.  (strum the small 3)

Nice 3 finger F with first string fretted at the first fret, 2nd string fretted at the 2nd fret and 3rd string fretted at the 3rd.   Strum just the small 3.   This and the G and C you've shown lets someone play in the key of C.

3 string folks: try this tuning!

Thanks for these lessons, Shane.  I will use them on my Mississippi License Plate Resonator...especally the G7 stuff!

Thanks!
Will also use my Daddy Mojo ;)

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