Most guitarists are familiar with the concept of the capo, and most probably have one or two kicking around in their cases and gig bags. While the most common usage of the capo is to facilitate smooth and easy key changes while retaining the ability to fret open chords, the capo has a few hidden advantages that can really help you play better, sound better, and add complexity and versatility to your guitar technique.
Check out the video above to get the entire lesson on how, when, and why to use a guitar capo.
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“Sleepwalk” by Santo and Johnny is one of the most recognizable instrumental melodies in Rock & Roll history. It’s one of those songs that, within the first few notes, recalls the absolute essence of an era. The distinctive melody was originally written and recorded for lap steel guitar, with rhythm section laying down a tasteful harmonic and rhythmic bed. This 3-String arrangement of the song is a chord/melody arrangement, meaning the melody is played on the higher strings, and the harmony (chord changes & bassline) are played on the lower strings. Essentially, you are playing the entire band’s music on 3 strings.
I’ve written out the tablature below to correspond to the video above. It’s in Open G tuning (G-D-G) using the A, D, & G string from a standard 6-string pack.
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The 3-String Guitar used in this video lesson was crafted by:
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