#1
If the original key of the song is in C, does it changed to D# if i put a Capo on the 3rd fret?
#2
I reckon so, as long as you play the notes relative to the capo and not in the exact same place as before
#3
If you play the entire song in D# too, then yes.
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#4
yea if i play the entire song the same way as i did wihtout the capo, then its in D# right?
#5
If you put capo 1 fret up, the ENTIRE song should be played 1 fret higher.
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#6
okay thanks

another question.

if i play a normal C chord and then put a capo on the 3rd fret, that chord becomes a D# chord right? Im using the CAGED method to get to that. This means that i change the key of the lick yes?

But if i play a Cmaj Chord , then put a capo on the 3rd fret and play an Amaj chord, this means im not changing the key but in fact using it as an alternative way to play right?. am i right?

sorry if it sounds confusing
#7
If you play a 'C chord' and then capo, the 'C chord' ( atleast, the 'C chord shape' played 3 frets higher) becomes a D#maj indeed.


Yes, it's called a 'barre'. They are usually done without capos, you can use your index finger to 'barre' over all the strings.

It's not confusing for me.

Cmaj:
e0 e3 e8
b1 b5 b8
g0 g5 g9
d2 d5 d10
a3 a3 a10
eX eX e8

That's the 3 Cmaj's I can tab out for you.
A Cmaj arpegio's very simple: C D E F G A B ( C etc).

I hope this helped.
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Last edited by LordPino at Mar 6, 2009,
#8
okay but am i right about this statement

"But if i play a Cmaj Chord , then put a capo on the 3rd fret and play an Amaj chord, this means im not changing the key but in fact using it as an alternative way to play right?. am i right?"
#9
Quote by disillusia
okay but am i right about this statement

"But if i play a Cmaj Chord , then put a capo on the 3rd fret and play an Amaj chord, this means im not changing the key but in fact using it as an alternative way to play right?. am i right?"



Please read my last * EDITED!* post.
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#11
Quote by disillusia
okay thanks a lot! i get it now



No problem.
I hope you learn your theory aswell.

Oh, before you ask, if you play in a Cmaj chord progression, C minor is your parallel minor, and A minor is your relative minor.
C D E F G A B
1 1 ½ 1 1 1 ½
^The intervals in a Cmaj scale.

You might not use this information at all, but I strongly suggest you do.
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#12
haha yea actually i know my theory, just that i get confused when it comes to capo. thanks alot though, i appreciate ur teaching!
#13
No problem

Remember, a capo is just an extra barred finger.
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