How to play Runaway Train Instructional cigar box guitar

Learn how to play 'Runaway Train' by Christopher Ameruoso on cigar box guitar 3 string E-B-E tuning. This video is a step by step how to play the original so...

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Comment by Dave Barrett on October 5, 2017 at 6:42am

Many thanks for sharing this!  When I first heard the song, I knew this would be the first one I wanted to learn on CBG.  Still struggling through, but I'm a complete novice.  Would love to see something similar for "Off my Back" :-)

Comment by evanmars on November 10, 2015 at 10:27am

I agree with all the previous comments.  This song rocks!  Very kind of you to share your how-to.  We couldn't find it at the CBG Minded Michiganders meeting, but here it is, right where we were looking! :-/

Comment by Preston J. Laisure on November 8, 2015 at 7:17pm

Please ignore my last comment part about where to find this video, since I just found it several ways. I have no idea why we couldn't find it while at our meeting. I had hoped to have you teach all of us your song and playing technique, but to no avail. I'll just pass along to our members via the Net and Nation just how to access this fine video. Thanks      Preston

Comment by Preston J. Laisure on November 8, 2015 at 6:48pm

Your "How To Video" was a topic at the 2nd Meeting of CBG Minded Michigan'ders, even though we had wifi and had the Nation on my lap-top, we couldn't find this video. So where do I send our club members to find this instructional video, please?

Comment by Hard luck chuck on November 8, 2015 at 2:03am
Great lesson and love that tune. When I first saw your video it took me back to when I first heard Train Train by Fleetwood Mac, I just about wore a hole through my big sis's LP listening to it over and over. Blackfoot did an awesome cover of this song too. Something about those train songs move me.
Comment by Diglydog on November 6, 2015 at 11:43am

Thanks for taking the time to put this video together - really interesting and helpful :-)

Comment by Tramp Guitars on November 6, 2015 at 6:13am

Really good of you you to share your knowledge. Keep on strumming!

Comment by Rooster on November 5, 2015 at 11:40pm

Great lesson....thanks for posting this ;-)

Comment by clarence a little jr. on November 5, 2015 at 8:47pm

thank you so much. this helps me get it right when playing with my band. they are really amazed that i brought this into out sets, also the audience loves it.I will always try to do justice with it, and thanks again.

Comment by Savage Daddy on November 5, 2015 at 6:11pm

Great Tune! Many thanks for the lesson.

I'm going to enjoy playing this one for sure.

By the way, your git was made by John DeSmet. I have one very similar to yours, and I love it!

Check him out:

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