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I think the accepted answer is simply incorrect. It ignores the fact that any one of us can write a song that is impossible to play on the guitar in any tuning. For example just include notes out of range, etc. All the open string chords can be played in a movable chord format. In such formats the index finger acts as a capo. Most players will be ...


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'You play like a guitar'. Well, yes and no! The guitar part involves the plucking, which is similar to how a guitar may be plucked. However, the fretting is rather different from a guitar. (Hence this re-answering!). A dulcimer is not fretted like a guitar, where each fret is a semitone from the next, when pressed down. Looking at a dulcimer's fretboard, ...


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Your question is really two separate questions so I will answer them individually. Question 1) Is it possible to play any song on guitar without using a capo? The answer is yes (assuming both guitars are in standard tuning). A capo makes it possible to use the same chord shapes to play a song in a different key or use a different chord set to play a ...


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It depends what you mean. If you mean play a recognisable version of the song, it's almost certainly possible without a capo or a particular tuning. If you mean getting it sounding the same without a capo or a particular tuning, then in many cases it may be difficult or impossible - the use of the capo or tuning may allow fingerings, chord voicings, and ...


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