My Secret Weapon To PLAYING any song on guitar!!
(And the ukulele)
If I were to tell you the one thing that changed the way I play guitar, would you believe it was something I’ve used for years, but never thought of ALL the possibilities with it? It’s true, this little tool enabled me to see the way I play with a different set of eyes.
This great little tool is none other than “The Capo.” It has changed the way I play guitar. So, what I want to share with you today, is why you’ll benefit from having one, and why it’ll be your go to, to play anything… unless you’re already rockin’ one!
3 Reasons To Rock A Capo
#1. Adding Color – If you’ve ever found yourself in a band with another guitar player, the capo serves as a great way to add color to similar chords but being played in a different position. Even if there isn’t another guitar player, a keyboard player may be reason enough if they’re playing in keys you may not be used to. Sound pro and smooth with no worries about whatever changes come about.
#2 The 1st rule of rock n’ roll is that there is no rules! – If you want to play a song and you’re having difficultly with the chords, a capo serves as a great piece to help. Achieve that chord sound but without obstacles that may turn up every time you’re ready to jam. If a song starts on an F# chord and you have to barr it, put the capo on the 2nd fret and make an E Major chord shape. It’s the same thing, Create a Cm chord barred, but now take the capo and put it on the 3rd fret and create an Am chord shape. No need for rules when you can capo them.
#3 It’s in the vocals – Let me explain this one, since if you’re singing and playing guitar, you’ll appreciate this one. In 2002 I had a gig with a band, and while I was suffering from a cold, I had to get through the night.. As they say, the show must go on, but my vocals weren’t 100%. We were getting ready to play a song that was in the key of C. Taking it down a half step would’ve been easier to sing. In fact a whole step to Bb would have been even better for me. That’s exactly what we did. I grabbed a capo, put it on the 6th fret. I told the keyboard player and bass player…here’s what were gonna do. We’re gonna take it down a notch. It worked. I didn’t struggle and it still sounded great. The bottom line is, the capo allowed me to easily change keys.
Those are a few reason I call the capo
"My SECRET Weapon."
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Songs You Can Use The Capo On...
This is a quick example, as there are many tunes you can use the capo for. Get my latest “Campfire Tunes Everyone Loves” for the acoustic guitar as well as the ukulele, that utilize the capo in many songs here I’ve just listed!
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