Fans of Shane Speal & the Snakes will get to see the band's harmonica player, Derick Kemper appear on The History Channel's popular show, Forged in Fire on Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Kemper, based in Fawn Grove, PA, is a…
I'm continuing my series on classic blues songs arranged for cigar box guitar with this fantastic song by the great RL Burnside. "Nine Days in Jail" was originally released on his album, My Black Name A-Ringin' and has that signature North Mississippi groove to it.
They call him "the king of the cigar box guitar." Shane Speal, an avid cigar smoker, guitar player, woodworker, and author, is not only building some of the best cigar box guitars, he's also serving-up a lesson in American…
I am proud to announce my brand new 3-string signature sets from CBGitty.com. The strings come in either acoustic or electric and are the same exact gauges I use in every concert. TUNINGS: Each string pack also includes my tuning guide, allowing you to take your cigar box guitar from an Open G to jazz, Hawaiian and even dirty blues tunings.
Remember toy suprises in the cereal box?
When I started my own guitar slide company, I wanted to surprise folks in the same way that Cap'n Crunch did back in the 70's...except I would include stickers, collectible pins and burlap "mojo" bags instead of bicycle license plates.
I just got the brand new Felix the Cat stickers in. Each one is 4.25" square and is screen printed on weatherproof vinyl. They look awesome on guitar cases and car bumpers! Starting today, I'm tucking one inside every StubbySlide.com order.
I've continued to introduce various collectible 1.5" pins that are included with every guitar slide. (Have you collected the pins? Send me a picture of your collection!)
I hope to bring out even more guitar slides and work with artisans who craft these awesome pieces. For me, every slide inspires a new song or playing style.
Thanks for making my life fun! I hope you're enjoying this stuff as much as I am.
Staying primal...always, Shane
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As featured at the Delta Blues Museum in Clarksdale, MS! Get 'em here - I ship worldwide.
LET'S MANGLE THE OPEN G TUNING AGAIN!!! Let's retune just one string and make the fretboard FRESH. This is a G major tuning, a tin pan alley version of the blues tuning. If you're in Open G, simply retune…
Have you been playing the same licks over and over again? Let's retune just one string and make the fretboard FRESH again. This is the G7 tuning, a jazzy version of the blues tuning. If you're in Open G,…
This is the exercise you'll need to develop a deep blues fingerpicking style on 3-string cigar box guitar. I break it down into a very simple rhythm. Play it at your own pace, but always play it with rhythm! The better you get, the more this will become part of your musicianship.
Let's do a little chicken pickin' today with my favorite hoedown licks. In this lesson series, I break it down into an exercise that will build up your picking and Stubby Slide chops. As we go on in the next videos, I show how that simple riff can be morphed into blues and even Appalachian murder ballad styles. Start slow and build up speed over time.