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Started this discussion. Last reply by Clint Spotts Aug 5. 8 Replies

Hi I am Ben, 25 and from Suffolk in the UK. Hi guys I am totally new to all of this in fact fairly new to music altogether. I bought a canjo a few months back as I had no music experience and don't…Continue

 

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Aug 11
Clint Spotts replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"Hi Ben - don’t worry about making mistakes...that’s how we all learn! Don’t chase perfection...you’ll never reach it. Have fun and play hard.  Remember:  If they don’t know what you’re doing they…"
Aug 5
Timothy Hunter replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"real raised frets..lol the idea of frets is that if the string is tuned correctly then each tone at each fret is correct in pitch. on a fretless you dont get the "stepped "effect and the pitch changes as you finger moves up and down the…"
Aug 2
Benjamin Miller replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"When you say fretted do these have to be raised frets or can they just be marked onto the neck i.e. cut in? Sorry for the silly question"
Aug 1
Timothy Hunter replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"for rockabilly a fretted CBG would be best especially as you say you havent played before. trying to get the right note on a fretless is a lot harder. you can still play slide on a fretted CBG."
Aug 1
Benjamin Miller replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"Cheers guys will start having a look around"
Aug 1
Will "KOOL DOG HOOCH" Bonner replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"Welco Welcome to Asylum Ben the "Hotel California" of CBG builders. In the essential page, go to how to play. Glenn Watts ,Shane Speal, Del Puckett are all good videos to learn from. On you tube you have " Uncle Mike". Justin…"
Jul 31
Paul Craig replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"Welcome Ben. There are some tabs onsite. Check the essential pages How to play CBG and some of the links on the right side of the page. There's a lot of tabs on site, but I can't remember where at the moment. Someone else will know if you…"
Jul 31
Benjamin Miller replied to Benjamin Miller's discussion Total Newbie
"Also I would be looking to play mainly country music or Rockabilly music. Is there plenty of resources for chords and tabs etc for country music?"
Jul 31
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Total Newbie

Hi I am Ben, 25 and from Suffolk in the UK. Hi guys I am totally new to all of this in fact fairly new to music altogether. I bought a canjo a few months back as I had no music experience and don't know any theory so this was perfect. I found I love it so much I want to expand a little and get something a bit more gutsy so to speak and thought a CBG would be perfect. So this is where you guys come in what's the best buy a fretted or unfretted? Can I play slide on a fretted CBG? Thanks in…See More
Jul 31
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How did you learn about Cigar Box Nation?
Own a book and YouTube
How many instruments have you built so far?
None
What do you find most interesting about cigar box guitars? (If you do not enter something meaningful here, your membership may be rejected).
I am intrigued by their uniqueness and the amazing sound they can produce. I currently play a canjo and want to take a step up to this beautiful instrument

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