I know I've probably came across this somewhere but was in information overload and wasn't paying attention. What are these string of numbers referring to tuning the instrument. For example 135 145. Do I need to purchase an enigma decoder or is it as simple as "kiss" keeping it simple stupid. Thanks

Views: 232

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

Just couldn't leave it alone, nooo least stir the pot. LOL

yeah. lets just leave it at major scales for now... lol

next thing you know you will be trying to explain modes...lol

LOL Both of you shut up! I got my toy, let me enjoy it before it gets broken with quantum mechanics and string theory. Holy crap, Batman!

lol.. string theory is easy ....  isnt that where we started?   lol 3 strings tuned to open G 151...lol

LOL you win! I knew sooner or later, one of you was going to bite. Thank you Sheldon! Seriously though you both were a big help in mudding up, I mean clearing up the water on this and I appreciate it.


pick ANY note to start on....

Doh -1

Ray -2

Me -3

Fa -4

So -5

La -6

To -7

Doh -8

Finally, a TAH DAH moment! When I started (several years ago)playing dulcimer I knew I had 3 strings and 5 fingers------everything else was rocket science to a caveman.It was hard to find someone to "turn the light on" for all this chords and stuff. I ended up writing down the fret numbers to press for certain chords, but I never knew why. This discussion has helped tremendously, now I can put the info in practice and start making sense out of what I am doing. Thanks for the info y'all.

I was the same way with electronics. As a kid(back when we had common sense and knew not to "f" with shit) I'd do projects from "Popular Electronics", winding isolation transformers, making a trigger coil for a strobe light. Follow directions, they worked! Why? Didn't have a clue. In basic electronics in the Air Force all this bits and pieces floating around in my mind would drop into place like a missing puzzle piece, driving my instructors nuts. This is the same scenario. Sheldon and Yoda have been a great help. LOL 


The Essential Pages

New to Cigar Box Nation? How to Play Cigar Box GuitarsFree Plans & How to Build Cigar Box GuitarsCigar Box Guitar Building BasicsCigar Box Guitar Parts Store

Site Sponsor

Recommended Links & Resources


VIDEO: Beginner Cigar Box Guitar Lesson - the 0-3-5 Blues Scale Secret

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Joseph Wesolowski 8 hours ago. 1 Reply

new bridge

Started by James Pobog in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Paul Craig yesterday. 22 Replies

Make a Lo-Fi Telephone Microphone! EASY 5 Minute Project

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by Shane Speal shanespeal.com yesterday. 5 Replies

Salt when clamping!

Started by KOOL DOG HOOCH in Building Secrets, Tips, Advice, Discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown on Sunday. 15 Replies

Homemade Fretless Bass Schematic

Started by Shane Speal shanespeal.com in Feature Articles. Last reply by BrianQ. on Sunday. 2 Replies

My CBG History

Started by Uncle John in Other stuff - off topic, fun stuff, whatever. Last reply by Dennis "Denbo" Goodinson on Saturday. 39 Replies

Latest Activity

Danny Gordon commented on Richard Sundberg's video

Motha Nature

"loved it Richard really jazzy tune"
32 minutes ago
Danny Gordon liked Richard Sundberg's video
33 minutes ago
Danny Gordon liked Dave Lynas's video
40 minutes ago
Danny Gordon commented on Downtown Vinnie's video

Not Today

"loved the different guitars and the vocals this is one of my favorites Vinnie"
42 minutes ago
Danny Gordon liked Downtown Vinnie's video
43 minutes ago
Danny Gordon posted a video

blues jam key of D

just messing around with my Hohner Marine Band harmonica in the key of D. Using a slow BB King style backing track in the key of E
46 minutes ago
Keith Rearick liked Bart Desmet's video
1 hour ago
Keith Rearick liked BUGGY (C)'s video
1 hour ago
Don Craig liked Andries D. EKER's photo
1 hour ago
Blind Boy Fullers liked BUGGY (C)'s video
1 hour ago
BrianQ. commented on Andries D. EKER's video

Words to a Son A D Eker 2019

"I agree, great video & that frame effect kills it!! I took some advice, too bad it was my own…"
1 hour ago
Keith Rearick liked Dave Lynas's video
1 hour ago



© 2019   Created by Ben "C. B. Gitty" Baker.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service

\uastyle>\ud/** Scrollup **/\ud.scrollup {\ud background: url("https://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/963882636?profile=original") no-repeat scroll 0 0 transparent;\ud bottom: 25px;\ud display: inline !important;\ud height: 40px;\ud opacity: 0.3 !important;\ud position: fixed;\ud right: 30px;\ud text-indent: -9999px;\ud width: 40px;\ud z-index: 999;\ud}\ud.scrollup:hover {\ud opacity:0.99!important;\ud}\ud \uascript type="text/javascript">\ud x$(document).ready(function(){\ud x$(window).scroll(function(){\ud if (x$(this).scrollTop() > 100) {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeIn();\ud } else {\ud x$('.scrollup').fadeOut();\ud }\ud });\ud x$('.scrollup').click(function(){\ud x$("html, body").animate({ scrollTop: 0 }, 600);\ud return false;\ud });\ud });\ud \ua!-- End Scroll Up -->