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#1 bogarto

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 10:53 AM

Hey I just bought a dunlop trigger capo and I would like to put it to some use. Also does anybody have a good tab sheet of david grays babylon? that would be cool aight thanks

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 11:48 AM

well i don't know that song but here's a short list of songs w/ a capo.

Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice (It's Alright) [capo 4]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [capo 7]
James Taylor - Fire And Rain [capo 3]
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves [capo 3]
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind [capo 2]
Oasis - Wonderwall [capo 2]
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord [capo 2]
Eagles - Hotel California [capo 7]
John Mayer - You Body Is A Wonderland [capo 1] (you can play without as well)
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun [capo 7]
Harry Chapin - Cat's In the Cradle [capo 8]
Rollin Stones - Gimme Shelter [tuned in open G, capo 2]

k maybe that wasn't short but it should help a lot.

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Posted 23 January 2004 - 12:56 PM

"That'll Never Happen No More" by Blind Blake (capo 5, orig-cut/capo 7 alt-cut if I remember correctly). Also, you might want to try putting your capo on the second-fret barring only strings 1,2,3,4,5 leaving the 6 open. You'll have "Dropped-E".....the E will play like a D-shaped chord, the true-A will now play like a G-shaped chord, the true-B will now play like an A-shaped chord, etc. Almost like playing in dropped-D, but all the other chords are played normally.
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Posted 23 January 2004 - 03:29 PM

well i don't know that song but here's a short list of songs w/ a capo.

Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice (It's Alright) [capo 4]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [capo 7]
James Taylor - Fire And Rain [capo 3]
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves [capo 3]
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind [capo 2]
Oasis - Wonderwall [capo 2]
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord [capo 2]
Eagles - Hotel California [capo 7]
John Mayer - You Body Is A Wonderland [capo 1] (you can play without as well)
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun [capo 7]
Harry Chapin - Cat's In the Cradle [capo 8]
Rollin Stones - Gimme Shelter [tuned in open G, capo 2]

k maybe that wasn't short but it should help a lot.


Nice selection he has there - dont think twice it's allright is allways nice to do!

#5 bogarto

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 06:18 PM

Thanks for the advice and suggestions but i broke a friggin guitar string so its gonna be a few days before i can try out the songs

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 06:55 PM

You can play anything you want to with a capo, as long as it doesn't go too high.

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:33 PM

You can play anything you want to with a capo, as long as it doesn't go too high.


yeah, i'll play anything w/ a capo, mainly because most of the songs i play/sing are originally a guy singing, and i cant sing that low, so i have to make it a bit higher

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 02:41 AM

Bare Naked Ladies stuff ('Old Apartment,' 'Brian Wilson,' etc etc), Rory Gallagher ('I Fall Apart')..................
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Posted 27 January 2004 - 05:39 AM

Vince, what chords are you playing with Blowin' In The Wind when you capo at the seventh?! I play it in G or in D (using the C-F-G Chords capoed at the second fret)....

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 05:49 AM

well i don't know that song but here's a short list of songs w/ a capo.

Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice (It's Alright) [capo 4]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [capo 7]
James Taylor - Fire And Rain [capo 3]
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves [capo 3]
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind [capo 2]
Oasis - Wonderwall [capo 2]
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord [capo 2]
Eagles - Hotel California [capo 7]
John Mayer - You Body Is A Wonderland [capo 1] (you can play without as well)
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun [capo 7]
Harry Chapin - Cat's In the Cradle [capo 8]
Rollin Stones - Gimme Shelter [tuned in open G, capo 2]

k maybe that wasn't short but it should help a lot.


yes hotel california is a wonderful song

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Posted 27 January 2004 - 06:24 AM


well i don't know that song but here's a short list of songs w/ a capo.

Bob Dylan - Don't Think Twice (It's Alright) [capo 4]
Bob Dylan - Blowin' In The Wind [capo 7]
James Taylor - Fire And Rain [capo 3]
James Taylor - Something In The Way She Moves [capo 3]
James Taylor - Carolina In My Mind [capo 2]
Oasis - Wonderwall [capo 2]
George Harrison - My Sweet Lord [capo 2]
Eagles - Hotel California [capo 7]
John Mayer - You Body Is A Wonderland [capo 1] (you can play without as well)
Beatles - Here Comes the Sun [capo 7]
Harry Chapin - Cat's In the Cradle [capo 8]
Rollin Stones - Gimme Shelter [tuned in open G, capo 2]

k maybe that wasn't short but it should help a lot.


yes hotel california is a wonderful song


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Sounds great with the capoed 7 and with someone else playing non capo

Free Falling is a good one too, one guitar is capoed 4 i think it is (not really sure), and the other plays non capo

John Mayer - Comfortable (capo 3)
A very beautiful song actually, I think he's underated as a guitarist. He has a very creative style

John Mayer - Love Song For Noone

The Calling - Wherever You Will Go

Elton John's - Rocket Man
I play this Capo 3
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Posted 29 January 2004 - 10:39 PM

3 am - Matchbox 20 (Capo 1)
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Posted 30 January 2004 - 03:27 PM

Who is the mod in this forum? You guys should make a thread with all the songs in this thread (songs with a capo) and pin it. If you want, I could do it, and you can pin it for me.

The reason I suggest this, is because, even though I haven't been here all that long, this type of post seems to come up a lot.

I'll give the mod a PM of this message, just in case he/she doesn't read this.



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Posted 31 January 2004 - 09:42 AM

Who is the mod in this forum? You guys should make a thread with all the songs in this thread (songs with a capo) and pin it. If you want, I could do it, and you can pin it for me.

The reason I suggest this, is because, even though I haven't been here all that long, this type of post seems to come up a lot.

I'll give the mod a PM of this message, just in case he/she doesn't read this.


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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:26 AM

i'm suprised you just got a capo with your user name.
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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:31 AM

i'm suprised you just got a capo with your user name.


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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:51 AM

Vince, what chords are you playing with Blowin' In The Wind when you capo at the seventh?! I play it in G or in D (using the C-F-G Chords capoed at the second fret)....


i don't know it was a tab i saw, it's probably worng tho

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:54 AM


Vince, what chords are you playing with Blowin' In The Wind when you capo at the seventh?! I play it in G or in D (using the C-F-G Chords capoed at the second fret)....


i don't know it was a tab i saw, it's probably worng tho


Yeh, TABs are more often than not wrong. Posted Image

Once saw a song ("Raglan Road", trad. Irish) to be played capoed at the 8th fret. It sounded well horrible. Posted Image

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:56 AM



Vince, what chords are you playing with Blowin' In The Wind when you capo at the seventh?! I play it in G or in D (using the C-F-G Chords capoed at the second fret)....


i don't know it was a tab i saw, it's probably worng tho


Yeh, TABs are more often than not wrong. Posted Image

Once saw a song ("Raglan Road", trad. Irish) to be played capoed at the 8th fret. It sounded well horrible. Posted Image


i'm quite sure it was wrong... couldn't even sing the damn song... i guess it's a lower capo then.

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Posted 31 January 2004 - 11:58 AM

Probably lower if at all capoed. All depends on the key in which you sing most dynamically.



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