The Revolution is NOW

Welcome to the most comprehensive resource on the internet for learning how to play a 3 string cigar box guitar.

Packed Full

Don't just take my word for it though, have a look around for yourself, starting with the two big ones.

The Starter Pack is a complete method for learning to drive your 3 string cigar box guitar.

88 seperate videos, nearly 10 hours in duration, over 50 pdf files, audio files, jam trax and more in two separate courses for fretted and fretless 3 string guitars.

More experienced players will also want to check out The Blues Pack, a comprehensive method for blues improvisation on a 3 string guitar.

Musician, professional educator and specialist in online training, Patrick Curley has made a concrete and significant contribution to the Cigar Box Guitar community. Check it out.

Supporting the Killer Blues Headstone Project


The blues is about payin' your dues so 10% of the cost of every Blues Pack will be heading back home. The Killer Blues Headstone Project pays respect to the great contributions of the blues pioneers by providing them with headstones where they don't have one. A travesty that needs to be redressed.

I'm brand new to this and need to get started, take me to The Starter  Pack


I can get around my instrument OK but I want to learn to improvise and play the blues. Take me to The Blues Pack. Vive La Revolution

From the Blues Pack

The Starter Pack Slidin' course

Your free ebook

To celebrate the launch of the latest Starter Pack Update I'm offering a free ebook on playing chords on a 3 string guitar.

About the new Update

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Your Free lesson

Here's the lesson format. There are a few things missing, the important Q and A section, the links to the other lessons, but essentially your lesson page looks like this.

This one for now contains the old (very old) free lessons from the Slidin' course I'll be updating them as soon as I get a chance.

Skype Lessons

I've researched widely to develop a successful method of delivering online training. Both The Starter Pack and The Blues Pack represent the best of current web based education practices.

In addition I'm now offering Skype Lessons to complete the most comprehensive method for learning cigar box guitar anywhere on the internet.

Improvising 101

Improvising. For me it's the most rewarding aspect of being a musician. Original music, arrived at in an instant and let go just as quickly is pure creativity. There's nothing else like it, it's heaps of fun and there's no reason that anyone can't do it. 

Fretted course is a fantastic upgrade

I've been making my way througn the original sliding course and have enjoyed it a lot.  But I've been working on the side with some fretted work, and now a whole course on fretted playing has suddenly been added.  Great upgrade.  These lessons are clearly demonstrated, well explained, and just a ton of fun.  Tnank you.

Day 7 p.s.

The wild strumming is just rough and loud and fun. What I want to do is master this instrument, to get precision and accuracy in timing and intonation. I don't expect to get through any more lessons so quickly. I think over the next few days I had better keep doing the early exercises to get them deep into my muscle memory.


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So, I built a 3-string CBG. Not sure how I got to that piont.

I've been making my way througn the original sliding course and have enjoyed it a lot.

Just completed the Starter Pack over the last two months.

Very impressed with this CBG Starter lesson pack.