#1
I've been trying to learn about how the capo interacts with the guitar and I have a question that if someone could answer would really help me out. If i had the capo on the 6th fret and played a open am chord what chord wuold it translate out to with the capo?
#2
it would be a d

a minor + 6 steps = a, b minor, b, c, d minor, D
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#3
its a d#m or ebm
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#5
You know that the open A string is the root note of the chord, and that's moved up 6 frets because of the capo. You also know that the 5th fret of the A string equals a D (which is the next string), and D#/Eb comes after D, so D#m/Ebm it is.
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Quote by gtdude114
it would be a d

a minor + 6 steps = a, b minor, b, c, d minor, D

I think you're confusing the term minor with that of a flat.

A flat is when a note is reduced by 1 semi-tone.

Am is a chord with A as the root note, and a 3rd and a 5th where the 3rd is flat. (as opposed to a major where it's just the root, the 3rd and the 5th).

So as pointed out above, Am is an A root, plus 6 semi-tones (A#,B,C,C#,D,D#), resulting in a final chord of D#m or Ebm.
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Quote by krims0n
I think you're confusing the term minor with that of a flat.

A flat is when a note is reduced by 1 semi-tone.

Am is a chord with A as the root note, and a 3rd and a 5th where the 3rd is flat. (as opposed to a major where it's just the root, the 3rd and the 5th).

So as pointed out above, Am is an A root, plus 6 semi-tones (A#,B,C,C#,D,D#), resulting in a final chord of D#m or Ebm.

lol you beat me too it...

i was like wtf when i read it at first but then was like he means flat
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Quote by krims0n
I think you're confusing the term minor with that of a flat.

A flat is when a note is reduced by 1 semi-tone.

Am is a chord with A as the root note, and a 3rd and a 5th where the 3rd is flat. (as opposed to a major where it's just the root, the 3rd and the 5th).

So as pointed out above, Am is an A root, plus 6 semi-tones (A#,B,C,C#,D,D#), resulting in a final chord of D#m or Ebm.


Basically, however many frets you move the capo up equals how many semi-tones the chord goes up. So 5 frets with an open EMaj becomes AMaj. Or 2 frets with an over AMaj becomes BMaj.
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