Hi all!

There's a "new improved" video up, "Boo-Gah-Dee-Ah."  I'm starting to go through the hundreds of lessons I've posted on YouTube over the last decade and update some of the videos.  In this one, I explore a really cool…

Easy Video Lesson: Chill-Out Music on Cigar Box Guitar

Hi all!

Between guitar building and filming free Youtube lessons (scroll down for the latest), I haven't had the time to go to the barber.  I'm starting to get the mop-head look like the King Buzzo from The Melvins...   (Maybe…

NEW AC/DC LESSON! "You Shook Me All Night Long"

The Youtube videos keep rollin... this time with an AC/DC classic:

You won't believe how EASY this song is to play on 3-string slide cigar box guitar.  Follow along with the TAB and split screen shots showing both hands.  


Shane Speal Plays Wesseh's Oil Can Guitar in Songwriting Session

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Last night, I turned my camera on during a songwriting session in my music room to give you a glimpse at the song I'm working on.  Wesseh's oil can guitar was my instrument of choice and the music is a gospel song written by my Grandfather and his great uncle!

How to Play AC/DC's "Thunderstruck" on Cigar Box Guitar

AC/DC's song, "Thunderstruck" contains the unmistakable one-string rundown by Angus Young.  It's really not that hard to play once you learn the scale and set up your cigar box guitar with lots of distortion.

The original song is in the…