That would be great 'Howling'....I too am a blatant beginner and would benefit much from that.
So y'all who might help us 'newbies'....we thank you ahead of time!
This is a much needed list with tabs for the beginner. Searching the net is fruitless and I am looking forward to some tabs to follow. Awesome idea for a thread!
I'm trying more seriously to learn to play. I think you need to answer a few questions about WHAT you want to play first. Are you playing a three-string or four-string? Picking notes, fingering chords, or playing slide? I've been building CBG's for a year now of all different types, and I think that's why my playing hasn't progressed to where I want it to be. I can pick some songs tuned EBGD, and some tuned GDG, but I think if one concentrates on one particular style, you'll see more improvement.
Don't forget there is a group here for tabs: http://www.cigarboxnation.com/group/cbgtabs
For now, I'm settling on ukulele AECG as I've found more sites with tabs for simple songs to play.
If anyone is interested, I'll put up some simple finger picking tabs for uke.
Yes....I too want it all!
But then reality sinks in, and the effort no longer is just trying to learn how to play the CBG, but also not to get discouraged and just quit. (ain't gonna happen!)
So, I watched pretty much all of the videos for beginners on strumming, and on picking, and on playing slide, and on playing fretted. All good stuff. And yes, to get good it takes a commitment to practice on a regular basis.
But........what would really help is to find just one really simple instructional video that goes from A-to-Z with very detailed steps....and to have tablature along with it. To be able to learn just one song really well would go a long ways in boosting our confidence. And that way, when we are showing off our CBGs to our family and friends, we no longer will look like complete toads for not being able to show them what these CBGs sound like when playing properly.
Myself ,I am on a fretted 3 string tuned to GDG. I have another 3 stringer that I can tune to different tunings but will wait to see where this thread goes. I havent got around to building a 4 string yet. Anyone else on 3 stringers ?
I have a fretted and an unfretted 3-string.
I would guess that 'most' newbies will want to tackle a 3-string first.
Here's another easy one:
It only requires 3 strings
Thanks Hal....your efforts to help us out are appreciated.
Let's hope that we get some additional input from others....