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You simply need to play the chord shapes as indicated in the tab. They will sound higher with the capo. So, e.g., with the capo on the 2nd fret the C shape you play will sound like a D chord, and this is exactly the purpose of the capo. The Em chord will sound like F#m, which would normally (i.e. without capo) be played as a barre chord. Note that often it's ...


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I recognize this is a question resurrected from 4 years ago. But after reading all the answers, there is something missing that I feel compelled to add for the sake of anyone who comes across this question in the future. Adding a capo will almost always cause the tuning to go sharp to some extent. That's not a problem if you are playing solo with no ...


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My band plays in many different capo positions and it can really limit the way you arrange live set lists due to the tuning issues (and the time that it takes to effectively tune) that capos present. My experience is that when you attach a capo to the neck of the guitar, you will generally be sharp and will need to tune down some. I'm a lead player, so ...



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