Watch the Creative Use of Capos online guitar lesson by Denny Sarokin from Songwriter's Guide to Great Guitar

The capo is a songwriters secret weapon! It allows him to transpose a song into higher or lower keys like Eb or G#, while still playing in simple, open chord positions in a better vocal range.

It also offers the opportunity for exploring different voicings and playing techniques, and for live musicians to get a variety of tonal ranges - one guitar plays the big, low bass notes of an open E chord, while the other capos up two frets for the jingle-jangly high notes of a D chord.

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