lamchau
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Join date: Nov 2008
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#1
Hey everyone,

The song I'm playing/singing has the capo at the 2nd fret.

But I can't sing that high so I play it without the fret (while using the same finger positions).

Now even that is still too high for me.

Since I don't use the capo anymore, is there any way for me to play it even lower?

Thanks.
AeolianWolf
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#2
use different chord voicings.

either that or downtune.
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Guitarra_acores
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Join date: Apr 2011
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#3
Transpose it even lower by using barre chords, if you can't do them, either tune down or try capo on 11th fret and lower it until you are comfortable
Last edited by Guitarra_acores at Nov 18, 2012,
mdc
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Join date: Feb 2008
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#4
You need to have your roman numerals down. Along with barre chords. These two things will make transposition so easy it's unbelievable.
GaryBillington
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#5
You simply need to play it in a different key - either a lower key, or if that doesn't work switch to a higher key but do the vocals an octave down.

If you aren't sure what the chords would transpose to in a different key, find the chords on UG & use the transpose option to try all the different keys until you find the one that suits you best.
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DonRoos
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#6
Here is a transposition chart. Find the key the song is in, find the chord in that column and then move accross to the column of the key you want to traspose into. It is wider than can be posted so cut and paste to see it properly

Key A Bb B C C# D Eb E F F# G Ab Major Minor
Rel min F#m Gm Abm Am Bbm Bm Cm C#M Dm Ebm Em Fm
Number 3 Sharps 2 Flats 5 Sharps 5 Flats 2 Sharps 3 Flats 4 Sharps 1 Flat 6 Sharps 1 Sharp 4 Flats
I A Bb B C Db D Eb E F F# G Ab Maj
II B C C# D Eb E F F# G G# A Bb min
III C# D D# E F F# G G# A A# B C min
IV D Eb E F Gb G Ab A Bb B C Db Maj
V E F F# G Ab A Bb B C C# D Eb Maj
VI F# G G# A Bb B C C# D D# E F min
VII G# A A# B C C# D D# E F F# G dim
I A Bb B C C# D Eb E F F# G Ab Maj
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DonRoos
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#7
All the spacing has been destroyed - you will have to fix the spacing to see it properly.
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#8
You should be familiar enough with the usual chords and keys to be able to transpose simple songs in your head, or even "on the fly" as you're playing.
I jam with a folk/country/bluegrass group all the time, and some guys have older guitars that they downtune a couple of steps and then capo...
So if you're not doing this, you have to be able to do these transitions in your head... To know that when the guy is fingering a "C" chord it's actually something else....
This is pretty easy with the typical bluegrass or country tune which rarely exceeds three chords.