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#1 Guitarist23

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:31 AM

Hey im playing accoustic guitar and starting to play around with chords. I was wondering if i should get a capo. Is it worth it to buy one. Do other guitarists use them in songs. Because i havent' seen a song here that uses a capo?

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:43 AM

buy one if you want one

otherwise don't

alot of songs need capos to play easily

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 07:56 AM

There's a lot of songs that use a capo.

Truthfully, singers use capos more than guitarists do. They make songs easier to sing because they raise the pitch a touch.
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Posted 22 July 2005 - 09:43 AM

And they're fun to put on the 7th fret and sound like a banjo! biggrin.gif

Get a Kyser Quick change capo, then you can do the lazy-mans drop D cool.gif


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Posted 22 July 2005 - 11:09 AM

i have a capo and i love it

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 12:10 PM

youll be amazed at some of the chord sounds youll get from a capo.. changes the way you play guitar! i love mine!

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Posted 22 July 2005 - 01:01 PM

I like messing around with the capo, playing the same chord progression in a different neck position can really change how a song feels. It's also useful for adjusting a song so that it fits into your natural range or a key you feel comfortable singing in easily.

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 06:17 AM

i have seen so many pros on tv use the shubb deluxe capo... get that one.

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Posted 23 July 2005 - 10:26 AM

Yeah, get one. After you've toyed around with it for long enough, get a cut capo (sometimes called a partial capo). That adds to the excitement!
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Posted 24 July 2005 - 12:42 PM

there are u some great songs to play using a capo, but also they are very fun to write songs with too. so i think getting one is a good idea smile.gif

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Posted 24 July 2005 - 05:42 PM

QUOTE (Graeme! Yes @ Graeme!,Jul 22 2005, 02:01 PM)
I like messing around with the capo, playing the same chord progression in a different neck position can really change how a song feels. It's also useful for adjusting a song so that it fits into your natural range or a key you feel comfortable singing in easily.


Same here.


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Posted 25 July 2005 - 07:34 AM

Yes, get one.



(I prefer Keyser, but others may prefer something else. I have one in almost every acoustic guitar case.)

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 10:33 AM

Get one, you can have tons of fun. Mine was £4 and i hardly use it, but when i do its great.

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Posted 27 July 2005 - 03:32 PM

Capos are really useful. I use them a lot to make pretty boring first-position chord sequences sound a bit different. You can also use them to fit a tune around your vocal range. Simon and Garfunkel used capos a lot in their songs, e.g. Homeward Bound, I Am A Rock, Sound of Silence etc.

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 03:08 PM

capos arnt very dear anyways i like to paly around with em putting em on different spots on the neck makes some songs and chords sound really sweet

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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:35 PM

if you hate bar chords as much as i then you can use it for barr chords and such...
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 04:44 PM

go to that closed topic at the top of the acoustic dicussion forum. it has a list of songs that use a capo, from letters A-U...
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Posted 28 July 2005 - 09:44 PM

re: drop d with a kyser..

Um, ok this is pretty dumb, but errr..... Drop D with a Kyser capo only works when the string is open. You still need to fret everything 2 frets down on the low E, right?? blink.gif Damn, I can't believe I've done it wrong for so long, I feel so dirty...oh no! THE DIRT'S NOT COMING OFF!!!! wacko.gif


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Posted 29 July 2005 - 04:17 AM

The capoed dropped-D-ish thing (actually dropped-E, in standard) is capoing strings 1 through 5, leaving the 6-string-E open. You can now play in the Key of E using the D-shape (000232 from the capo). Any other chords above it still finger regularly, like G-shaped (actually now an A-chord though) is still 320003, etc. To play an E (or Em) shaped-chord you would now add your thumb on the 6 next to the capo.

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Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:52 AM

I have been collecting capos for the past 5 or 6 years now. I think that I now own 12 various capos. I think the best 6-string capo I own is the G7th. It is really nice, but a little pricy. The kyser capos are pretty good and are pretty cheap. I saw someone reccommend a partial capo, those are really fun. Shubb makes the best one of those. I also have a 12-string, a drop-D, some old vintage ones, and I just got the third hand capo which allows the guitarist to capo any combination of strings that he desires. It is really useful, but it requires quite a bit of work to get it on the guitar right, wheras the keyser or the G7th just clips right on.



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