Play 3 Songs In 3 Minutes On Your Cigar Box Guitar



Have you built a cigar box guitar but don't know how to play it?

Wish you could strum an easy tune on your cigar box guitar? 

In this post you'll learn how to play 3 different songs on your cigar box guitar.

Learn to play your cigar box guitar 


This post has 3 quick video lessons.

There is no confusing music theory in the videos.

There are no demands for you to learn how to read music.

Rather, each video is a fun way to learn a fun song.

  • Each of these lessons is under 1 minute long.
  • In each lesson, the cigar box guitar is tuned G - D - G.
  • Play each song with only 1 finger!
  • Simply put your finger behind the same fret as the number in the video.

The video lessons


Learn how to play the verse and chorus to Summer of '69.

  • Tune your cigar box guitar G - D - G.
  • Put your finger behind the same fret as the number on the screen.



Want more of Summer of '69?

Get the full 1 finger lesson here.



Learn how to play Little Bitty.

  • Tune your cigar box guitar G - D - G.
  • Put your finger behind the same fret as the number on the screen.



Want more Little Bitty?

Get the full 1 finger lesson here.



Learn how to play the verse and chorus to Take Me Home, Country Roads.

  • Tune your cigar box guitar G - D - G.
  • Put your finger behind the same fret as the number on the screen.





Want more Take Me Home, Country Roads?

Get the full 1 finger lesson here.



The dirty, little secret


Music lessons don't have to be hard.

Watch the videos above and you understand that it takes only 1 finger to play songs you know and love.

These video lessons are tools that help you gain confidence in your ability to play music.

And here's the dirty little secret - you can play songs on your cigar box guitar!

Watch the videos, follow the numbers on the screen and write them down.

Have patience learning where to put your finger.

There's no need to let your cigar box guitar sit in the corner anymore.

Have fun playing songs that you learn in under a minute!

7 comments:

  1. Another Home Run Glenn. These simple songs with 3 or 4 chords can make any "wannabe" a player. Just like you and me!

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  2. Another nice set of lessons that can turn any "wannabe" into a real live player, just like you and me.

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    1. Hey there, Hal!
      That's really the goal behind all of this: empowering people to play music which is especially gratifying when done on an instrument you've built with your own hands.

      Thanks for being here, Hal!

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  3. Hi Glenn,Hendo from Australia I have been following you for a number of years now and have learnt a lot, frustrated guitar player for years could not learn to play one chord now after learning from you I can happy pluck a few tunes, how can I learn to convert songs that I like to a cigar box, had a couple of attempts but not really working out for me, any help would be greatly appreciated thx buddy, frank H

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to leave your comment, Frank, and for your kindness. Your request is a terrific one, and I'm going to find a way to address it. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

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    2. Glenn,
      Have you ever tried to tab out "While My Guitar Gently Weeps" on a 3-string CBG. I have seen tutorials, but no tab. Plus the lighting and angels are off to be of any help. The Dutchman













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    3. Hey there, Dutchman. As much as I love the song, I haven't thought of tabbing it. Thank you for the suggestion. It's a great idea!

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