#1
I was playing with a few guys the other night and they gave me a basic run down of playing underneath another rythym by capoing the guitar at certain points and simply playing within given chord progressions and I got a taste of it and want to learn more so I have 2 questions


1] How do you know where to capo the guitar with a given key that someone else is playing in? is there anywhere to learn this? or maybe a list of "capo at 4 in the key of G" or something

2] How can I practice playing like this, I don't know many other players so the times I get to jam are few and far between? should i just play along with songs or what or are they some other ways to work on it.


thanks you all rock
#2
i think u should:

1) if you can figure out what the root note of the song is (the root note is the note that the Key Chord comes from) you should try to play a solo based on the sccale of the root note i.e. if a song is in the key of G try playing a solo using notes from the G scales, or:

2) if you are not such a confident player, then you should try and make a chord structure to play underneath a solo or something like that.
#3
right now I'm trying to do the play underneath thing, So would you capo at the root note and play out of that? for right now I think i'm better off just playing out of chords, I get lost amidst all the individual nights of I try to run through scales