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    Three strings are enough; https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+play+a+cigar+box+guitar&rlz=1CAACAY_enUS754US756&oq=how+to+play+a+cigar+box+guitar&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i65.20509j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Tune your guitar to an "open tuning"; https://www.google.com/search?q=open+tunings+for+guitar&rlz=1CAACAY_enUS754US756&oq=open+tunings+for+guitar&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i65.4421j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 A three string cigar box guitar will be tuned to either an open G (GBG) or open D (DAD) in most cases. The point of an open tuning is you have more than one full octave available to you and the individual strings are tuned to the root and the third (or the fifth) of a triad. A triad is the basic formula for creating a chord. Therefore, in open G, the guitar produces a G Major chord when strummed with all strings open (unfretted). Tune to an open D and the guitar will produce a D Major chord when strummed open. That would be termed your "I" (one) chord. Moving up the neck fret by fret moves the chord and the "IV" (four) chord is located at the fifth fret and the "V" (five) chord is at the seventh fret. A "I-IV-V progression" is the heart of thousands of songs you can learn to play with just your three strings; https://www.google.com/search?q=songs+with+a+i-iv-v+progression&rlz=1CAACAY_enUS754US756&oq=songs+with+a+i-iv-v+progression&aqs=chrome..69i57.10529j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 You can play the chords and individual notes either with your fingers, a slide or lay the guitar down on your lap and play lap style; https://www.google.com/search?q=lap+style+guitar&rlz=1CAACAY_enUS754US756&oq=lap+style+guitar&aqs=chrome..69i57.5448j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Using just that much you can learn songs and learn how to understand and to play scales which are the backbone of music theory for any guitarist; https://www.google.com/search?q=practical+music+theory+for+a+guitarist&rlz=1CAACAY_enUS754US756&oq=practical+music+theory+for+a+guitarist&aqs=chrome..69i57.13073j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Buy an acoustic guitar and get the basics in your head and under your fingers before you move on to a specific genre.
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    trevxmusic, Check out this link: https://www.guitarforbeginners.com/Lessons/Guitar_Improv_Lessons.html If you are then interested in melodic improvising, here is a link that will get you there: http://www.planetalkguitar.com/ Mike
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    Up and running, but neck pickup not working, I'm happy wiring is ok now though. I'm going to take pick up off, suspect wire off back of pickup. ive found a tame guitar builder locally, didn't want to get it fixed by someone else but happy to consult! many thanks for your help Mike. Ken
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    I was born and raised in a town called Deep River in north eastern Ontario. The town was created during the last part of the second world war to house the workers of the nuclear research centre at Chalk River, Ontario. In fact, they used German prisoners of war to do the clearing. There still is a POW building that is used as the boy scouts headquarters (at least last time I was there.) My Mom and Dad met there in the late forties after the war. The average age of the town was something 27 or so. It had the biggest baby boom of any town in North America. (Latex hadn't been invented yet ;-) ). Deep River is on the Ottawa river and it is about a mile and a half wide there. It's pretty well bush/wilderness everywhere up there. At the end of the last ice age the great lakes flowed into the St Lawrence through the Ottawa and so there are miles of sandy beach shorelines. On the other side of the river are the laurention mountains. Great place to grow up.
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    Hi! I'm not specialized in slapping and tapping with guitar but somehow I feel that this song is very natural to play with this kind of playing style. It can be played as a solo number for the audience or as a accompaniment in duo situations. I hope you get something out of it! Kindest, Mikko
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    Wow! Really some nice playing, also nice website. bookmarked
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    Hi! Thank you for that advice! I saw some time ago document about Jarre and that really changed my attitude to electronic music also. Music is music but devices change. Cheers!