Hi! I'm Bill, a 68 year old geezer, who always wanted to play guitar, but my fingers were too fat to make a chord!I saw a cigar box guitar online, and saw the generous string spacing, and said…Continue
For GBD, here are the 1,4,5, relative minor and seventh:
C maj 5| x | - | - | - | - || x | - | - | - | - || x | - | - | - | - |
F maj 5 6 7| - | - | x | - | - || - | x | - | - | - || x | - | - | - | - |
G maj …"
"Funny you should ask...
I never cared much for strumming GBD tuning because of the "parallel fifths" sound getting monotonous. Like the others here, I preferred Gdg or dgb or f#ad'. Then I stumbled across Bill Evans's book…"
"You sound like you have more music theory than I do. There are a great many tunings used and I think yours makes an open G. I think if you are just sliding it might be great, but like Korigan said, if you want to do some finger chords…"
"I use the 1"x 2" boards for my necks(actual 3/4"x 1&1/2") and I have the short fat fingers too. Which is why I played Rhythm guitar using power chords. LOL Remember that 6 string guitars are usually 1&11/16" or…"
"Hi, Paul. Thanks.
I am enjoying learning playing this thing, and have been pleasantly surprised to find out that at least on simple songs, I can actually sing and play at the same time!
There may be a 4-string in my future, if the string spacing…"
"Basically these are usually tuned 1-5-1(old Rock power chords) for the simplicity, but you can tune to what you want. I prefer 4 strings that I tune 1-5-1-3. That way I can add a 3rd when I want and makes playing with 4rths and 7ths easier.
"I'd venture a guess that most CBGs are tuned to some sort of open tuning. There are countless variations that approximate a chord, such as GDG, AEA, DAD, EBE. Makes it very easy if you want to just strum along and play basic slide.