The Ballad Of Martin Sperg by Snuffy Smith on Cigar Box Guitar

A little bit of West Virginian mountain blues...

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Comment by Snuffy Smith on March 29, 2018 at 11:36pm

Thanks Steve and Derek! Onto the next song...but first I gotta get some problems ironed out with my gits.

Comment by Derek Rose on March 29, 2018 at 11:07pm

Super playing Snuffy. I tend to focus on one song at a time myself. They consume you ;)

Comment by Snuffy Smith on March 27, 2018 at 12:13pm

Unca John, that's pretty cool about the ADF# tuning on a GDG git. Nice to know.

Comment by Snuffy Smith on March 27, 2018 at 12:07pm

Thanks, Uncle John. You would not believe how crowded my bedroom was. The neighbors were not happy. Hehehehee....just having fun with my iMovie. If you can't be a rock star, you might as well pretend.

Comment by Uncle John on March 27, 2018 at 8:34am

PJ Concerto.  Very nice music.  Good playing and an avid, admiring crowd!

Snuffy and Bones,   another cool thing about learning DGB is that you can take a GDG guitar and tune it ADF#  it will chord and pick the same way.   The same string relationships and fingering but a lower tone that sounds good and may or may not fit your voices. 

I would not worry about the actual chord coming out, but if you do, count 5 to get the transposed chord.  So if it is a G on DGB count GABCD and it is a D on the ADF.    The DGB C chord becomes a G on ADF (CDEFG).  And the D chord (DEFGA) becomes an A.

A really easy addition to your bag of tricks once you play even the most basic DGB.

Comment by Snuffy Smith on March 27, 2018 at 1:25am

Thanks Jeff. Glad you're making use of the DGB chart. My reso is out being worked on right now, so I haven't touched DGB in a week or so, but I am looking forward to playing that tuning again. It's a really pretty tuning.

Hey Richard, I'm still around here occasionally. Haven't posted much though. Been working on the above song. It takes me awhile to work out songs. I have a couple of ideas I'm mulling through right now. I've forgotten how to play them though, LOL. That's what happens when you concentrate too long on one song. But I am a completist though. Can't leave anything unfinished. I've got videos of my songs, but what I really need to start doing is getting audio recordings of them. I have the iRig device, but I just get so bogged down in figuring out how to work Garageband, that it takes alot of fun out of playing. Ugh! I wish there was a super easy way to record.

Comment by Richard Sundberg on March 27, 2018 at 1:01am

A long time no hear Snuffy! Hope all is well, certainly your playing is superbly coming along! Real nice job!

Comment by Jeff 'Bones' Reilly on March 26, 2018 at 4:01pm

Nice pickin I’ve been using the chord chart you put up for DGB tuning having so much fun on my fretted tinjo . Keep up the good work Sunffy . 

Comment by Snuffy Smith on March 26, 2018 at 3:08pm

Thanks, Pick! And thank you, James!

T-belly, they aren't PJ's. I swear!! It's a long-sleeved flannel shirt with paisley polka-dots. I bought it at a thrift store years ago. And the pants are those super baggy gym pants from the 1980's, LOL. Believe it or not.

Comment by the anonymous pick on March 26, 2018 at 2:26pm

good stuff. ;-)

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