4 String Cigar Box Guitar Tips and Tricks

Hi folks,

Here's a video lesson showing some tips and tricks for playing chords on a 4 string cigar box guitar. The guitar in this lesson was made by Berkeley Strings (https://www.etsy.com/shop/BerkeleyStrings).

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Comment by Casey Baron on February 4, 2020 at 10:38pm

Hi Greg, I guess it's just what I've grown used to saying. But yes the tuning can also be referred to as Open Bb.

Comment by Greg Dow on February 4, 2020 at 10:31pm

Just curious on nomenclature...  Why do you call your tuning Open A#, rather than Open Bb?

B flat major notes would be Bb C D Eb F G A  (only two accidentals)

A sharp major notes would be A# B# (same as C?) C## (same as D?) ... this is giving me a headache.

Your chord voicings are very helpful, but I'm stuck on the sharps and flats.

Comment by Casey Baron on December 29, 2019 at 6:49pm

I'm glad you enjoyed it Uncle John. This tuning is a lot of fun.

Comment by Uncle John on December 29, 2019 at 10:32am

I like that tuning and string relationship a lot.  I use GDGB and sometimes a step higher.  That thumb wrap on the big string makes a nice sound.   A very good sounding guitar.

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