March 2014 Blog Posts (21)

Jug Music - Songs

If anyone is interested in Jug Music,

following the youtube video I found recently and have posted

Here are some essential songs for you to have a go with.

This follows a small song book that has recently arrived through my door.…

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Added by BUGGY (C) on March 30, 2014 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

On Practice

In my last blog we had a discussion about learning and how the brain makes it all happen. Iit’s good to know this stuff because it has implications for how we practice. If we can do it smarter it'll not only be easier but we'll get better results.

Much of our practice is simply repeating a particular set of movements, in the process engaging nerves and muscles in a specific order. Initially these movements take some conscious effort but once the neural conections are established they…

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Added by Patrick Curley on March 28, 2014 at 5:11am — 5 Comments

Shane Speal Recording Blog - Day 5

Shane Speal Recording Blog

Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band - upcoming album on C. B. Gitty Records

Equinox Music and Arts Recording Studio, Dallastown PA

Songs worked on:

  • Swing the Hammer/Big Leg Woman
  • Judy Gotta Booty,
  • Simulated…
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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 25, 2014 at 9:43pm — 2 Comments

4 track punk blues ep

punk blues ep

Added by Raymond Lee on March 25, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Shane Speal Recording Blog - Day 4

Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band - recording an album for C. B. Gitty Records

Day four of recording

Equinox Music and Arts, Dallastown PA

Prison Chants and the Blues

Song worked on today:  Big Leg Woman/Swing the Hammer (written by Shane Speal)

Instruments:…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 24, 2014 at 7:38pm — 2 Comments

Shane Speal Recording Blog - Day 3

A belated recording blog... 

Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band - recording an album for C. B. Gitty Records

Day three of recording

Equinox Music and Arts, Dallastown PA

 

 

The video above was shot in the control room of Equinox as we were listening to the first few overdubs of Strung Out Drunk and Busted, one of my originals written for this…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 23, 2014 at 9:51am — No Comments

Banjo making...Appalachian mountain style.

I've just finished this..what a challenge it's been..and long overdue in the completion. It's an Appalachian mountain-style banjo for Hollowbelly. This is designed to be a stage instrument so I opted to use a Fiberskyn head instead of a natural vellum as it would be less prone to variations in humidity and temperature, and it's also got a pickup in it. The tailpiece is designed to accept loop-ended banjo strings or ball-end guitar strings.…

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Added by ChickenboneJohn on March 20, 2014 at 1:32pm — 15 Comments

First project!

Ok. so time for the real deal.

I've been thinking about a first build, nothing crazy nor super expensive.

does anyone have a recommendation for a first timer? any project will do as long as i learn from it.

Thank you! :D  

Added by Alvaro A. on March 19, 2014 at 10:41pm — 1 Comment

On Learning

“You’re never too old to learn” said Fred,

“You can’t teach on old dog new tricks” replied George.



Well they can’t both be right, or can they? Of course as children we were sponges, everything was new and learning was as natural as eating and sleeping. What happens as we get older? Is it different for some than others? Is there something about getting older that makes it harder to learn, or at least different?



Generally people…

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Added by Patrick Curley on March 19, 2014 at 7:29pm — 4 Comments

Shane Speal Recording Blog - Day 2

Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band - recording an album for C. B. Gitty Records

Day two of recording

Equinox Music and Arts, Dallastown PA

 

Day Two - "We're Going Live"

Pictured: Boz Bostwick's 5-string cigar box guitar.  I used it on When She Gets Drunk, She Gets Horny.  I have a feeling Boz would…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 18, 2014 at 4:40pm — 5 Comments

Tabs for Bluegrass Cigar Box Guitar Part 3 Lesson - Joe Cribb

Hello

Here are the tabs for my last video lesson 'Bluegrass Cigar Box Guitar Part 3' download them below :)

Bluegrass%20Cigar%20Box%20Guitar%20Part%203%20%E2%80%93%20Joe%20Cribb.pdf

My youtube lesson playlist - HERE

If…

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Added by Joe Cribb on March 18, 2014 at 9:17am — No Comments

Online Cigar Box Guitar Instruction - One man's journey...plus a review of www.learncigarboxguitar.com

This post is in response to the large number of discussions i've seen on where a beginner should learn to play cigar box guitar.

In my experience, there appear to be two types of players (a spectrum in any case).  The first type of musician or instrumentalist are those through whom the music naturally flows.  For some reason these people are born with an innate gift of music.  Instruction means little to this person as they play predominantly by ear and natural ability.  They have…

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Added by Barsymes Cratchnee on March 17, 2014 at 11:15pm — 13 Comments

Shane Speal Recording Blog - Day 1

Shane Speal is blogging about each day of the Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band recording sessions.  The album will be released on C. B. Gitty Records in May 2014.

 

Day One - Load in and tracking How Long Will You Make Me Suffer and Strung Out Drunk and Busted

Equinox Music and Arts, Dallastown PA…

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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 17, 2014 at 8:00pm — 4 Comments

First post!

Hello everyone!

My name is Alvaro and I'm new to cigarboxnation. I have always been interested on learning how to build things since i was young, with zero experience I hope to meet many people and learn a lot here!

Thanks everyone! 

Added by Alvaro A. on March 17, 2014 at 4:58pm — 3 Comments

The COSTCO Connection

After over a year of hounding we finally got COSTC to do a story on Cottin Pickin Blues......Big time credibility to the Revolution   So many orders coming in.  Be careful what you wish for  LOL!!   http://j.mp/P1xKMu

Added by Steve Cinnamon on March 5, 2014 at 4:24pm — 5 Comments

New buildings at the school are finished.

Hi all, It's been a long time coming but the new buildings are finished at the school and I can start the Cigar box guitar classes once again. I start this weekend and will continue from now on. I had to change the classes for the last few years to things like jewelry making do to not having a place to do the shop classes but that has come to an end. I'll post pictures as I can. you can reach through the club or here,…

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Added by Larry McPheeters on March 4, 2014 at 11:40am — 4 Comments

Shane Speal signs landmark record deal with newly formed C. B. Gitty Records

"King of the Cigar Box Guitar" signs landmark record deal with newly formed C. B. Gitty Records

Shane Speal and Ben Baker seal the deal, creating C. B. Gitty Records and

plan the upcoming Shane Speal's Snake Oil Band album. 


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Added by Shane Speal shanespeal.com on March 3, 2014 at 4:00pm — 19 Comments

"Mairi's Wedding" - A popular Scottish wedding march that sounds good on a dulcimer.

The following song is in ABC music format and it should be cut-and-pasted into an ABC converter program like the "abcConverter" on Mandolintab.net. Once you submit your ABC file, the converter will produce a quick and dirty image of your musical score which is then displayed on screen. Above the music, in the center of the screen, you should…

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Added by Rand Moore on March 1, 2014 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

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