Songs made better by the Capo

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Songs made better by the Capo

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Come on guitar nerds, this is your big day

Without the capo there'd be many songs would have been 'not as good'. There's artists whose whole career would've been screwed without a capo. John Denver, for example...

This is not a negative thread though. Tell us songs that were either improved, or made classics, by our old mate, Mr C

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I just wish there was a type of capo you could call the best capo, a capo del tutti capo - a boss capo, if you will.

One that would grip the neck like this:

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Romeo & Juliet.

Open G with capo on third fret.
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Mick,

Have you seen this bass channel on YouTube?

https://youtu.be/U6Og9wtO9jE
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mr bungle wrote:Mick,

Have you seen this bass channel on YouTube?

https://youtu.be/U6Og9wtO9jE
I have now. :thumbup:
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Underneath the intended and quite funny silliness, he’s a hell of a player. I only found it in my feed last night.
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shanky wrote:Come on guitar nerds, this is your big day

Without the capo there'd be many songs would have been 'not as good'. There's artists whose whole career would've been screwed without a capo. John Denver, for example...

This is not a negative thread though. Tell us songs that were either improved, or made classics, by our old mate, Mr C

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8mhDy73OH4
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Every single song I play when I sing, since I have the vocal range of a dial tone.
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That Borat guy is outstanding. :lol:
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Dark wrote:
shanky wrote:Come on guitar nerds, this is your big day

Without the capo there'd be many songs would have been 'not as good'. There's artists whose whole career would've been screwed without a capo. John Denver, for example...

This is not a negative thread though. Tell us songs that were either improved, or made classics, by our old mate, Mr C

:thumbup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8mhDy73OH4

That could be a whole other thread, the double-neck guitar. Very 70s. :thumbup:
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Flametop wrote:Romeo & Juliet.

Open G with capo on third fret.
I watched something once where he made out be just was mucking around and out came that tune.

Wish I could ‘muck around’ like that as well. :thumbup:
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shanky wrote:
Dark wrote:
shanky wrote:Come on guitar nerds, this is your big day

Without the capo there'd be many songs would have been 'not as good'. There's artists whose whole career would've been screwed without a capo. John Denver, for example...

This is not a negative thread though. Tell us songs that were either improved, or made classics, by our old mate, Mr C

:thumbup:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8mhDy73OH4

That could be a whole other thread, the double-neck guitar. Very 70s. :thumbup:
Admittedly I am biased as he is probably my favourite current comedian, but I bring you the ultimate.

Was funny watching him get this out on stage

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U_pU_0G-qc8
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Lots of Jethro Tull. Of the top of my head Aqualung and Thick as a Brick are open chords on the third fret. I've tried them with regular open chords and it just sounds shit. The key change isn't a big deal, but it really loses the signature Till sound without the brighter notes.

I think BJA plays Boulevard of Broken Dream with bar chords, but I prefer the sound played on open chords with the capo on the first fret.
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Here Comes the Sun
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massive_field_goal wrote:Here Comes the Sun
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Here comes the sun is the best Beatles song IMO
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shanky wrote:Here comes the sun is the best Beatles song IMO
Norwegian Wood for me or A Day in the life
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Are pimped up individual string capos allowed? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qV4k4j-AYrs
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Nothing to do with capos but this just came up in my recommendations - 30 million views so probably a red rebel, but jeez... a guy playing house music on a six string acoustic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eXqPYte8tvc
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