#1
Hi.. i dunno if this is the right thread or not, but anyways.
Well i would say i am a pretty experienced guitarist, though i haven't used capo yet.
yeah, i know it's sounds pretty wierd. well well.

i would like to know what happends when you put a capo on.. let's say 2 fret?
and what's the major differences and benefits by using a capo?
thanks
#2
If you put it on the 2nd fret you will change your open tuning to F#.
#4
Used in acoustic music a lot to change key-

G Major open shape w/ capo on fret 2 creates A Major, which is one whole step higher. Get it?

I play lots of bluegrass, for example, where a vocalist will play a song in the key that suits his/her voice the best.
#6
but... like.. if i have the capo on 2nd fret... and i strike an G major chord. will that be an A then? and C = D and so on?
#7
"but... like.. if i have the capo on 2nd fret... and i strike an G major chord. will that be an A then? and C = D and so on?"

Yes, exactly

Also, it allows songs that w/out capo and using standard tuning would require the use of bar chords to be played with all open chord shapes

i.e. - chord progression E - C#m - B with capo 4 uses C - Am - G open shapes
#8
Basically, whatever fret you put it on is how many semi-tones you raise the note/chord.
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