So this song is a no capo song. It’s an all barre chord song, it’s simple but a pain. The song is 8 minutes long of all barre chords. It’s a C#m, F#m, A (barred version), and G# in that order. My hand cramps and hurts too much from doing all barre. How can I play the chords easier by putting a capo somewhere? Like A (which is easy) chord, if I put a capo on second fret and play G, it makes the A chord. So is there an easier way at playing these chords if I had a capo on somewhere to where it changed the shape?
With capo on the 4th fret:
Am (C#m) x02210 Dm (F#m) xx0231 F (A) x3321x : fingers 3421, T mutes string 6, finger 1 mutes string 1 E (G#) 022100
...this is essentially @JohnBelzaguy's answer except you don't need to play the
F (A) as a barre chord, not at all! It's not open, but it's also not using a barre. I don't know if you balk at the bass note being the fifth instead of the root, but I often play regular, no capo
F that way, because a barre on fret 1 is hard for me. I don't mind the fifth in the bass when strumming chords if the chord isn't too low.