1102. INTRODUCTION TO THE THREE-STRING CIGAR BOX GUITAR—at The Century Center : Wednesday, 6-7pm, November 14-December 19 (no class Nov. 21) (5 weeks)
6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
This workshop explores the history, tunings and numerous introductory techniques for the 3-String Cigar Box Guitar.
Students will learn how to tune, hold, strum, ﬁnger-pick, and even read tablature for the 3-String CBG. They will also learn how to perform songs from Roots Blues, Traditional Folk & Bluegrass, and Pop genres. Each student will be given a worksheet explaining the tunings of the CBG. This worksheet will also have a chord chart explaining the chords on the CBG, and will contain an explanation of the tablature and the tabs for the songs we will learn in class. Students will be invited to join an online forum that will be created for the course where they can discuss the songs and techniques they are working on, as well as ask questions between classes.
*This class is perfect for absolute beginners, or students who have some experience on a 6-string guitar, but have never played a Cigar Box Guitar (CBG) before.
*Acoustic-Electric 3-String Cigar Box Guitars will be provided for students provided they register 24 hours before the class begins. Also, these can be purchased
at a discounted price of $175 for students who register at least a week in advance. Otherwise the cost of the guitar will be $200 (purchase optional). These CBG’s are professional quality instruments made by MaduroBob Luthiery (www.MaduroBob.com).
*Please note: This class takes place at The Century Center at the intersection of Weaver and Greensboro Streets in Carrboro.
*Cosponsored with Carrboro Recreation and Parks Department
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Day-Of Registration: $62