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Do you want to play really great 3 string Delta Blues guitar?

Anyone can master 3 string guitar....yes, I said it, I said the "M" word!!!

You CAN master the 3 string guitar in playing BOTH freestyle Delta Blues with and without a slide.

It is not difficult,

It just takes correct explanation of the techniques, patience and practice.

This DVD explains American music the way it was played from the 1880's to the 1930's.
The truth is,

primitive Delta Blues and American Folk music was created by people who could not read or write music,

Nor did they know any music theory or even what an A chord was!

So, why do you need to learn what an 'A chord' is to play cigar box guitar???

The answer is, you don't.

This video shows you how to get that raw Delta Blues sound without headaches or over thinking it

...all without having to know any chords, theory, or unnecessary garble.

All of which what was never meant to be so difficult.

It's all about the mechanics.

Like a puzzle I have easily easy broken them down ...not just the licks and runs



This is the most complete how to play 3 sting guitar DVD ever made,

It covers all the sounds from Vintage finger plucking


Delta Bottleneck slide and even Raw Electric Blues.
Also covered and often overlooked is one of the absolute most important aspects,

HOW TO CORRECTLY TUNE a 3 string guitar

I will show you how to tune without ever using a tuner, or even knowing the names of the notes.

I explain how to set up your guitar to get those primal vintage sounds.

...from a builder to a player,

how to do it right, these overlooked steps determines everything about how you music will sound.

How to set up the Amp,

The strings and various sizes with in depth explanation about their tone and tension,

Different slides with in depth explanation about their contrast in your playing....and more.

I have seen many how to play Lessons such as "Mel Bay" Resonator Guitar and Blues videos that were completely false and some were so incorrect that it would be impossible to get a truly vintage American sound by studying them. I am going to be frank,...if someone trys explaining Blues music in this way, "it's a G, E.... or D tuing ....or this flat and that sharp," you are heading IN THE WRONG DIRECTION.....THAT is NOT Blues music. If many of the great Bluesmen of last century didn't know a G chord from a Flying Saucer or space-ship part... then why on earth do you need to know how to make a 'G chord' on a homemade guitar?....just the simple fact of discussing primitive American Folk music and then trying to define it in European keys and phrasing and it's boundaries will completely insure you never understand anything. If you are tired of trying to learn and always frustrated with Music theory, Keys, chord arrangements and stuff that really doesn't have anything to do with Delta Blues, Slide guitar and 3 string guitar, than you will enjoy this DVD.

Enjoy it comfortably watching TV, need for books, charts or being cramped up near a flickering computer screen.

American Folk music is super easy!

That's what defines it, the more you try to learn and the harder you try,

the less it sounds like Delta Blues and the more it sounds like contemporary and European music.

Look, if some guy did it in a barn a 100 years ago, you can do it too!

try this,

clear your mind,

think of a peaceful time well over a 100 years ago,

think of an old barn at the edge of a southern plantation,

think of a guy who could not read or write holding his homemade guitar sitting in that barn

He's just strummin' away a breezy Sunday afternoon.....

Now, do you think he knew what a D chord was transposed over the major scale????

Do you even think he knew what in the heck a major scale was????

NO way!!!!

OK, so why would you need to know complex chords, scales and keys????

I think the music store "Blues Series Lessons" turned more people away from learning guitar than it ever helped!
I will show you ALL of those techniques to play those EXACT styles AND MORE,

not just those songs...but different styles that make up American music,

you can freestyle and improvise forever on and make up a 1000 songs

whats better? learn and copy one song?

or learn the tools to build a lifetime worth of great songs.

....anyways, you WILL be able to build your own music,

not just play other peoples songs,


Learning songs from other people is fun, but that is no crowning achievement.

Time for me to go,

I am gonna let you decide if this is what you would like to learn, it's easy, you can do it,

watch this last video and either bid or pass, and thank you for your time, John

The fine print.

No Guitar is included in this auction, this is a "HOW TO PLAY DVD" for sale in this auction!

I am not doing this to get rich,

I have been getting emails for many years from people wanting

to learn how to play 3 string guitar.

This is a wealth of information to study. YOU WILL LEARN.

However, due to the time invested


I build and sell guitars (Red Dog Guitars)

I hardly have grand ideas of selling homemade DVDs spun on my computer to retire on.

Any money made on this would be nothing more than diaper money and or juice money for my daughter,

I am doing this to help people out, not get rich.

It is also made and recorded on a simple camcorder and put on a $1 DVD.

You are buying a lifetime of valuable information you can use,

not bells and whistles and fancy wrapping that will have no use.

I take pride in that fact

I would be embarrassed to send you plastic wrapping and useless mailing material.

How to Play Cigar Box Guitar -3 string - Homemade DVD video to Learn Delta Blues & slide guitar

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