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Step 8: Play!

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Just as there's no "standard" tuning for a cigar box guitar, there's no official way to play it.  Feel free to mess around with tuning , making your own chords, etc.  Shane Speal has a series of videos (part 1, part 2, part 3) teaching some basics of cigar box guitar playing.  There are lots of other resources out there if you look.

Below are a couple mp3's to show what my guitar sounds like, and a video demonstrating some of its features.  At the end you can see my version of "Save Me" by Seasick Steve (who plays the blues with  his one-string diddley bow and his three string guitar).

 
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