The Complete Cigar Box Guitar Chord Book: 3-String Cigar Box Guitar Chords in GDG Tuning PDF
The Complete Cigar Box Guitar Chord Book is the most extensive library of chords ever assembled for the 3-string cigar box guitar. Incredibly, there are hundreds of possible chords with only three strings in GDG tuning. Of course, there are many “possible” chords with some more practical and easier to play, but this extensive library will cover most chords required to perform all styles of music.
I have included as many chords possible in each of the 12 keys in music, as well as multiple voicings of each chord, providing lots of chord choices. While there is an extensive library, I have also included the most commonly played and user-friendly chords for the majority of players — a convenient summary of easier chords and common chord shapes for beginners.
Learning your favourite chords is the first step, followed by learning to switch between chords to play songs and chord progressions. Improve your chords by playing through some of the chord progressions that are taken directly from some of the most popular songs ever written. There is a good selection of blues chord progressions that cover many of the standard blues changes in all keys. Also, take some time to study some of the standard strumming and fingerpicking patterns. Here you will see these familiar rhythm patterns in many of your favourite songs. If you need to brush up on your chord theory, you will find several pages explaining how chords are formed, the chord numbering system, chord formulas, and understanding chord progressions.