What do classic songs like “Hotel California” (The Eagles), “Here Comes the Sun” (The Beatles), “Fire and Rain” (James Taylor), and “Landslide” (Fleetwood Mac) have in common?
How about modern pop tunes like “If I Die Young” (The Band Perry), “I’m Yours” (Jason Mraz), “Hey Soul Sister” (Train), and “Come On Get Higher” (Matt Nathanson)?
Answer: They all require a capo for maximum musical mojo!
If you’re not using a capo, then you’re doing your guitar playing a major disservice. The modern guitarist needs to learn to use a capo effectively since so many songs either benefit from it or require it to sound their best. Luckily for you, you’ve arrived at the right place.
This lesson will answer all of your questions about the fundamentals of capo use, including types of capos, positioning, the “moveable nut” concept, and more. Let’s get this party started with a trip through Capo Basics! Continue reading “Capo Basics” »