Here's some charts I put together for Gdg and DAd open tunings.  The charts give the power chord (which can be used for either a Major or minor chord) and the Major, minor and dominant 7 chords, minus the 3rd.  The chords may not sound "complete" without the 3rd, but you should still be able to have a lot of fun with these - and you'll still create a good sound.

 

Gdg tuning:

CigarBox101%203%20string%20chords%20Gdg%20tuning.pdf

 

DAd tuning:

CigarBox101%203%20string%20chords%20DAd%20tuning.pdf

Views: 25501

Replies to This Discussion

Thanks Michael when you upload these things.
About a minute ago...  Man talk about good timing!  Hope they work out for you.
Thanks Michael, a great help.

This is another great site for the 3 string in open tuning. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4872928/THE-OLD-GREEK-BOUZOUKI-CHORD-CH...

Man that's a nice chart.  Very detailed.

uncle Lou said:

This is another great site for the 3 string in open tuning. http://www.docstoc.com/docs/4872928/THE-OLD-GREEK-BOUZOUKI-CHORD-CH...

Thanks, you are a huge help!

If you wanna have some fun with these charts, try playing each note individually from low to high, and go from a power chord (Gdg, for example) to a Major 7 (Gdf#) to a dom/minor 7 (Gdf).  It'll give you a nice little "ballad style" effect.  You could also go one more to Gde which would be a 1-5-6 if you wanted. 

 

There aren't a ton of songs that use this progression, but one that comes to mind off the top of my head is "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," which starts out G - GMaj7 - G7 (which is another way of writing G dominant 7).  It's a pretty unique sounding progression and lots of fun to mess around with.

I have a quick question about reading these.  If there is an open circle, does that mean to play the string as an open string or to mute the string?
Play it open.

That is fantastic - there is another chart kickinga round here that has a lot fewer chords and is confusing for newbies like me.

 

I *knew* there had to be more chords hidden on that stick - your Gdg chart is just what I was looking for and will unlock a whole new set of options/songs for me.

 

Thanks

Simple and to the point, just like a cbg. Thanks Michael. I have been using the straight bar, now i can add in the 7th's , who knew.

 

Nice one mate, this is just what I've been looking for since I recently fell in love with CBG's. Just gotta somehow transpose my limited knowledge of playing the ukulele into the CBG I'm making. Oh dear, what have I done? Thanks again.

RSS

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


Discussion Forum

Chord charts for 3 string open tuning

Started by Michael Glenn. Last reply by BUGGSY Sep 25. 20 Replies

Pentatonic scale in GDG tuning

Started by BrianQ.. Last reply by BrianQ. Nov 13, 2019. 4 Replies

Confused with open E scales on a three string. Is there a lack of info for a reason?

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Apr 28, 2016. 11 Replies

The moment it starts to click.

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Mar 28, 2016. 20 Replies

Fat finger syndrome or just need to keep practicing?

Started by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear. Last reply by Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear Feb 28, 2016. 13 Replies

Chord charts for 3 string gbe tuning

Started by Michael Glenn. Last reply by Wayfinder May 11, 2015. 5 Replies

Bad habits

Started by PinetreeJoe. Last reply by Tom T Dec 19, 2014. 12 Replies

hi

Started by Mal Chilvers. Last reply by Seasick Mick Aug 6, 2014. 1 Reply

free CBG lessons

Started by Rick McKeon. Last reply by Rick McKeon Jul 14, 2014. 6 Replies

Cigar Box Guitar Ideas for improving.......

Started by Joe Cribb. Last reply by Pete Turner May 22, 2014. 3 Replies

3 String Theory Charts and Tab Sheets

Started by Swamp Dawg Primal Music. Last reply by Joe Cribb Feb 4, 2014. 11 Replies

Keys please?

Started by Patrick Curley. Last reply by Joe Cribb Feb 4, 2014. 5 Replies

U2's Wild Honey

Started by Rob Uker. Last reply by James Myers Jul 31, 2013. 1 Reply

tuning a 4 string

Started by Marcus P. Clarke. Last reply by Michael Recchione Feb 10, 2013. 1 Reply

To use....or not to use, thumb and finger picks?

Started by Keith Stanford. Last reply by Patrick Curley Jan 5, 2013. 3 Replies

songs to learn for a begginer.

Started by howling. Last reply by Patrick Curley Jan 5, 2013. 30 Replies

Movies = BLUES GUITAR

Started by Keith Stanford. Last reply by Patrick Curley Jan 5, 2013. 9 Replies

Blog Posts

To Reach the Chord

Posted by Rich on November 12, 2021 at 10:20am 0 Comments

Seasonal build contest?

Posted by smilingdog1 on October 29, 2021 at 9:20am 9 Comments

Leonard Cohen Life

Posted by Keith Rearick on October 7, 2021 at 11:18am 2 Comments

Latest Activity

Dale Armstrong posted a status
"Thank you!!"
6 minutes ago
AGP # commented on Doug Thorsvik's video
Thumbnail

I Have to Say I Love You in a Song: 3-String Surf n' Turf 3-String Cigar Box Guitar

"Another good choice of song Doug & Slingers, have always enjoyed Jim Croce's music :-)"
13 minutes ago
AGP # liked Doug Thorsvik's video
14 minutes ago
AGP # commented on AGP #'s photo
Thumbnail

AGP #449 - ''Merry XXXXmas''

""Thanks 'UJ' & Bob", haven't been a Xmas'y Happy Holiday type of…"
19 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Dale Armstrong's photo
Thumbnail

20211127_110205

"Great heel!"
24 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Dale Armstrong's photo
Thumbnail

20211127_110202

"A nearly invisible scarf.  Nice work.  I like the oak too."
24 minutes ago
Uncle John commented on Uncle John's photo
26 minutes ago
Dale Armstrong posted photos
2 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Doug Thorsvik's video
2 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Billy Cline's photo
2 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Billy Cline's photo
2 hours ago
Keith Rearick liked Billy Cline's photo
2 hours ago

Music

© 2021   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 -->