I am thinking of starting a group here on the Nation and would like to see what people think.

It would be called something like "The Great Cigar Box Nation Riff/Song Book".

A place where you can show us your favourate riff or song etc

A data base of songs, riffs.

i have posted some stuff to a great response so i think it would be a good thing.

Somewhere for people to go after they build there cbg. 

The more people keep playing the more people will be inspired and the more the community will grow.

I would put songs into genres. Blues,punk,folk etc List songs alphabetically etc

3 string, 4 string. one string whatever 

Maybe a section for turn arounds.

eg under Jumpin' Jack flash there may be 10 versions. a 3 string, 4 string, send in tabs etc

Show us how you do it. Different tunings etc

It will be a great place to send people who are just starting off.

Here is a couple of eg from my page




Find stuff on the web and throw it up there.

It's going to be GREAT!!!

Thanks for reading



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Heres my contribution for the day - hope it helps!


Well done. That's helpful.....more please :-)

Thanks for share this info

Check out http://www.playcigarboxguitar.com/

I just uploaded roosterman's video.

Alot more to come.

With the tag system you can search songs etc

Had a busy day yesterday, did eight more song lessons and loaded them up overnight. Mainly old blues tunes but not all of them, some easy ones some not so easy, check them out.


I'm planning to do a stack more so you may want to subscribe to my youtube channel to keep in touch http://www.youtube.com/learncigarboxguitar or Facebook https://www.facebook.com/learncigarboxguitar.

I saw your videos. I must say they are too cool and perfect to understand.


I'm trying to aim them at different ability levels, is there anything in particular you're having difficulty with?

The videos, or mine are at least, are graded by difficulty level, you can search them by rank here http://www.playcigarboxguitar.com/find-videos

I just happened to stumble upon this thread and this sounds wonderful to me.  Being a new builder and player I could use all the help I can get.  I will be sure to check these out!!


Cheers PJ

Most of the vids on the site are song lessons. If you're a new player you may pick them up quickly but you may also like to investigate some lessons on the more technical side, how to use a slide, how to pick etc. It's a lot easier to learn songs once you can operate your instrument.

Getting this technical stuff up takes a little time to get right and I don't believe that you can do that properly with just a few youtube videos. There are links on the site to help you find a good course to teach how to play and not just what to play.


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