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To play a song in the key of Eb using first position chords from the key of G, you would have to raise the tone of those chords from G up to Eb, which is G-Ab-A-Bb-B-C-Db-D-Eb = 8 half-steps. So, to play this song in G, you'd need to capo the 8th fret. A much better option for this scenario is to Capo 1 and play the song as if it were in the key of D. That ...


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Many guitar purist eschew the use of a capo and frown on it as a device similar to training wheels for beginning cyclists. While you can in fact play any song in any key on a guitar without a capo (by transposing) there are several ways that a capo can make any guitarist life much easier. First what is a capo? A capo can be used on just about any ...


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I cannot think of any logical reason why you would want to use a capo to transpose a song from the key of Eb to the key of G. If your song is in Eb and you want to play in in the key of G - by all means, transpose to the key of G and play all those easy 1st position chords with open strings and forget the capo. If for some strange reason you like the Eb ...


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The trick is to find the nearest "easy" key to play in below the original key. Count the difference in semitones and place the capo on that fret. Easy keys, at least for me (I-IV-V-vi): G-C-D-Em D-G-A-Bm A-D-E-F#m C-F-G-Am E-A-B-C#m For example, you mentioned playing in Eb. The key of D (with its IV and V chords G and A respectively) is one semitone ...


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If you need to be playing in Eb and using common chord shapes then use a capo at the 8th or 1st fret. Eight fret can be used to finger standard G shape chord. On the first fret, you can use a D shape chord for the Eb, G shape chord for Ab, and A shape chord for Bb. That would I IV V in that key. The OP doesn't say what the chord progression is, so I'm ...


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My answer is don't use a capo, just transpose the song into the key of G. The key of Eb: Eb Fm G Ab Bb C D The key of G: G Am Bm C D Em F# Just transpose, so if your progression was: Eb Eb Fm G Ab change it to G G Am C D Capo's just complicate things when trying to change the key, just stick to transposing :-)


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There are options.You can play 'in G' in different places on a guitar (which I presume is where the capo comes in).I say 'in G', but mean using an open G chord. This then facilitates the use of an open C and open D as well. To keep at the same PITCH as Eb, the capo needs to be on fret 8. Quite high, but managable. "G chords on the first fret" is confusing. ...


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There are two different things: one is transposing a song, i.e. play it in a different key. If you transposed a song which is in Eb to the key of G, you don't need a capo if you know how to play in the key of G without a capo. The other thing is to make a song in Eb easier to play on the guitar, i.e. without using barre chords. In this case you don't ...



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