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Historical examples of 3 string CBGs?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Moritz Voegeli on Friday. 44 Replies

I was going through some of the posts over at …Continue

Where can people find you outside of CBN?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Derek Rose Sep 7, 2016. 43 Replies

Seems like the future of the Nation is a little unclear at this point, so I thought we should have a place where people could plug their websites, youtube channels, facebook, or anywhere else you…Continue

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Anyone else still having issues? The site will load on my phone but I can't get it on desktop or laptop. Tried clearing cookies and using a couple different internet connections. I'm stumped.

Tabs for Ripple - 3 and 4 String

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eric Davis Apr 30, 2016. 7 Replies

I finally got around to learning Musescore to create tabs thanks to this post by Eric Davis:…Continue

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You Make a Grown Man Cry - An Hour at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Posted on April 15, 2015 at 6:30pm 16 Comments

I spent a marathon day yesterday chaperoning a field trip to Cleveland to visit the zoo and a quick stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  We only had about an hour, so I didn't get to spend nearly as much time as I would have liked, but it was still pretty cool.  My group consisted of seven 7th grade girls and needless to say, they were less than impressed with my vast knowledge of all things Rock and/or Roll. You try explaining The Wall to a bunch of 13 year olds!

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turtlehead replied to Uncle John's discussion My CBG History
"So I was driving to the gas station last night and for one reason or another Dan Sleep entered my mind. I never met the man and only had a few real interactions with him here, but I was overwhelmed with emotion thinking about him. I've had the…"
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Moritz Voegeli replied to turtlehead's discussion Historical examples of 3 string CBGs?
"Maybe we have to ask another question: how a two- or three-string box was played? Early country bluesmen typically played the melody part on the high string and used the lower ones mostly as drone strings. An archaic example is Blind Lemon…"
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turtlehead replied to Donovan's discussion Busking Tunes
"Just play what you can play best because that's all that really matters. For crowd pleasing stuff, I like me some CCR. Bob Seger would get me to stick around and Fleetwood Mac would be some major bonus points."
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At 8:18am on April 7, 2018, Kevin Sprague (Knotlenny) said…

Grateful for the friendship!

Thanks

At 3:14am on September 22, 2017, Jeff 'Bones' Reilly said…
Thanks Turtlehead good to be onboard some very nice work you have produced .
At 6:38am on September 11, 2017, Dave Lynas said…
Hey Turtle, I like your style too. Love your fine work. .. Dave
At 7:36am on February 22, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

Yep i dit get that , i was just wondering Why, not in  the best of my days some stupid virus is taking my hearing away on the right side ,still trying whit the doctors got rid of the cold but not the deafness!!

At 2:57am on February 14, 2017, Andries D. EKER said…

am i that BAD ? cose of the Bone i reccon? im not allway's playing alone, are you not the guy that does all those drum&Bass backup tracks?Mmmmmm,oke

At 10:53pm on January 17, 2017, Edward Hardin said…
Hey you do the back track on YouTube right? How do we know which chords to do and when? My music ear isn't the best.
At 7:07pm on November 29, 2016, Rick Alexander said…

Hey Turtlehead, hope all's well. I just got the Diddley today! It's a bit surreal for me, I haven't had my hands on many cigar box instruments that were built by someone else. This little thing is great. 

Thanks again! 

At 2:47pm on November 23, 2016, Moritz Voegeli said…

Turtlehead hey, are you still searching for «historical examples of three string CBGs?» Should we open a new forum asking folks about their first three string CBG if built before 01.01.2000 or an earlier date, how it was tuned, and where they got the idea from, tracing back the inspiration step by step.

Some days ago I mailed Mac Arnold who still plays on a three string gas can guitar, but didn't yet get an answer: «Dear Mac, wikipedia states that your musical journey began in the 1950s when you and your brother Leroy fashioned a guitar from a steel gas can, wood, nails, and screen wire: I have two questions: how many strings had your first gas can guitar and how it was tuned? Did you maintain these settings till now?»

Maybe working with phone calls could be a better option, asking always for contact data about the person to ask next, but for this kind of investigation I'm living to far from folks which have relevant information.

From our Wisconsin lumberjacks I moved to Northern Finland to check if they know similar instruments and bingo: diddley bows with a can as resonator. In a recent blog I asked finnish followers for photos, but till now without success.

At 2:55am on September 25, 2016, Slow Blues Dani & Ol' Grey Bear said…

Hey Turtlehead. Thanks for being a friend. I'm honored to call you one. Thanks for the encouragement too. I really appreciate that. Stay well and speak soon :) 

At 10:52am on August 1, 2016, James O Lunsford said…

I thought We were but couldn't fine you on My list wanted to let you know I wrote another song using one of your backing tracks thanks it turn out real good  posted on CBN  and youtube.

 
 
 

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