#1
Have a song where I play E F# B
But I´m going to use capo on 2.
So the
F#=>E
B=>A
E=>??

How do I change the E chord?

Thank you
#2
Just move it two frets down.
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#4
yeah play it like a D
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#5
Is this a song your writing or a cover. If this is a song your writing and you need an E major chord, use you the D shape in respects to the Capo. If this is a cover, they are playing it a certain way, so you should try to recreate that.
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#6
lose the capo
i've never gotten why people use capos anyway. all they do is decrease playing range the way i see it : /
anyone care to enlighten me? or perhaps they truly are useless?
#7
It makes it possible to play open chords in different keys.
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#8
then does it make me a god that i can play like all the C A G E D chords in different positions without a capo? i guess not cus i bleed >.<
it's still useless the way i see it.
#9
Okay, it makes it easier to play open chords in different keys

EDIT: Thats for the standard open chords, but you know the cool chords that you get when you slide an open shape up the fretboard leaving the open strings open? You can't play them in different keys unless you use a capo.
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#10
Capos make it easy for people who aren't the best guitarists (no barre chords) to play in different keys.
#11
Quote by RCalisto
lose the capo
i've never gotten why people use capos anyway. all they do is decrease playing range the way i see it : /
anyone care to enlighten me? or perhaps they truly are useless?


They are perfect for band sessions to change key quickly wihtout transposing. Suppose the singer wanted to up the key because the song was too low for his voice; you just throw on a capo and there's no transposing confusion.

Also E - F# - B goes to D - E - A.
#12
Quote by Ænimus Prime
Okay, it makes it easier to play open chords in different keys

EDIT: Thats for the standard open chords, but you know the cool chords that you get when you slide an open shape up the fretboard leaving the open strings open? You can't play them in different keys unless you use a capo.


not getting what you mean :s

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Capos make it easy for people who aren't the best guitarists (no barre chords) to play in different keys.


maybe i'm wrong but even bob dylan can play barre chords lol

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They are perfect for band sessions to change key quickly wihtout transposing. Suppose the singer wanted to up the key because the song was too low for his voice; you just throw on a capo and there's no transposing confusion.

Also E - F# - B goes to D - E - A.


uhmm what do you mean transposing?
#13
D seems right I think.

To answer all your questions.

I´m trying to pick out the chords for Kurt Nilsen - Rise to the occasion.
He fingerpicks the whole song and he uses the capo on 2. And he´s not a bad guitarplayer.


http://www.svenska-tabbar.se/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1961

I´ve put up a suggestion on how to play it.

Look at it and tell me what u think!

Thank you!
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#14
there are also alot of interesting "harping" style techniques that you can get when you capo only 3 or 4 strings and leave the bass un touched. and what a capo allows a person to do is be able to play embellishments that would otherwise be impossible when using a bar chord.
#15
Quote by RCalisto
not getting what you mean :s

The most obvious example is

0
3
0
4
5
x

It's a C shape moved up 2 frets

I doubt you can play this easily without a capo:

3
6
3
7
8
x

Which is the same thing in a different key
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#16
Quote by Ænimus Prime
The most obvious example is

0
3
0
4
5
x

It's a C shape moved up 2 frets

I doubt you can play this easily without a capo:

3
6
3
7
8
x

Which is the same thing in a different key


sorry but you're confused.
C shape is:

0
1
0
2
3

so it would become something like

3
4
3
5
6

and that's not too hard.
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#17
Quote by RCalisto

uhmm what do you mean transposing?


Changing the chords and music to a new key.
#18
Quote by RCalisto
lose the capo
i've never gotten why people use capos anyway. all they do is decrease playing range the way i see it : /
anyone care to enlighten me? or perhaps they truly are useless?
For pop songs and rock and stuff, yeah its useless and pretty lazy.

But you get some songs were you need as many free fingers as possible. Like in some delta blues songs, you need your pinky and ring to play licks and that. If you were playing caged, you would only have your pinky.

I really like how robert johnson and son house used to use capos. Obviously most of them wouldnt be able to get their hands on a nice fancy plastic capo (like us). So they used to use a straight stick (I used a pencil once) and tied it down to their fretboards by shoelaces . Almost completely irrelevant, but I'm sure someone out there wanted to know that.
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#19
Quote by RCalisto
sorry but you're confused.
No I'm not, you don't understand what I'm saying.

The first chord I posted was D11 or something close to it. It is the same fingering as open C but moved up 2 frets.

The second chord I posted was F11 or something close to it. It's like having a capo on the third fret and moving the 'open' C fingering up 2 frets. Playing it without a capo, while possible, is hard.
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#20
Capos are mostly used for the rest of the band (namely the singer's) benefit not the guitarist. As someone correctly said before, if the singer can't sing in that pitch a capo allows you to move it easily.
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