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Another Capo Question
29-09-2017
10:42 am
jensenbreck
Ospite

I've always considered the capo as a tool to make changing keys, mainly for the singer, easier. It allows one to play the same open chords, but at a different pitch. I get all that. I'm learning a song by Tommy Emmanuel called "Lewis and Clark". It's a finger-style song, solo guitar and no vocals. In every video I've seen of him playing the song, including his lesson video, he's using a capo to bump up one step. That's the way I've learned the song, so I can play along with the video. If I'm playing it without the video, I don't use the capo, and just play it a step lower. I have no idea why he would use a capo in this case. The only reason I can come up with is that the capo puts your left hand in a position where the frets are a little closer together. Admittedly, for this song, that's a good thing. But this is Tommy Emmanuel, an amazing guitarist, so I doubt that's his reason. Any ideas on why he would use a capo for this song?
I didn't find the right solution from the internet.
References:
http://www.guitarforums.com/showthread.php?t=46371
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