It really is that simple, you need to listen to many styles and players of this instrument and absorb all that you can. If you look back in history at any "great" guitar player, they were also great music lovers and listened to and tried absorb as much as they could.
So I today I thought it would be a good day to share with you a wonderful cigar box guitar player and his music. His name is Mike Snowden. Take a moment and watch this video,
Mike has been building cigar box guitars for many years now, so you might have heard of his guitars before, but as you can see he is also an accomplished player!
This video is a favorite of mine....and if after you have listened to this video, if you find this is both the type of music you enjoy AND want to play, then you should download his album "Summer in the Fields," its only 10 bucks and if you listen to it over and over you will learn a great deal about song structure on a 3 strings guitar. It has old blues and modern rock mixed together, and is a great CD for driving around town and just letting the music "sink in." That's how you learn!
This is an all instrumental album, so its just cigar box guitar, no singing and once gain, this is a great investment in your playing....Click here to download a copy