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The other answers address the issue of choosing a capo position to fit the chords you want to play. When trying to match a recording, you also use clues from the sound of the recording. To determine the tuning, pay attention to any drones in the song. With an alternate tuning, the goal of the original choice of tuning is often to select these drones. ...


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Expanding on Lee's good answer- taking a 3 chord song. To play with open chords, the options are 1. E,A,B7. 2.D,G,A. 3.G,C,D, 4.C,F,G. 5.A,D,E. Let's take a song that's played in concert Bb. To use option 1, capo at fret 6. For option 2, capo at fret 8. Option 3, capo at fret 3. For option 4, capo at fret 10, and option 5, capo at fret 1. Not all ...


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This depends entirely on what you are aiming for. Personally I don't mind having to play one or two barré chords per sequence, while others will have completely different feelings about it. An example is the E-key: If I have a chord sequence such as E-B-C#m-A, I often place the capo on the fourth fret, so that I can play it as C-G-Am-F instead. On the ...



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