Watch the Using a Capo online guitar lesson by Tommy Emmanuel from Fingerstyle Milestones

I want to quickly talk about capos, and if you don't have one, and you've got an acousic guitar, I suggest you do get one, there are many types, but two that I personally use the most. The first is Kyser, which I like because I can just flip it on and off easily, which I have to do sometimes on stage within one song, which is something you can only do with a Kyser. But there are so many different types of capos out there, what you're looking for is a capo that does the job for you, but is as accurate as possible. It's also good to remember that the capo is on a spring, so if you put it on at a weird angle, the pressure of the capo will pull the strings out of tune, so practicing putting the capo on straight is very important. So you see, I have taught myself how to get a feel for it. The other capo I use a lot is the Shubb. There's a little trick to get this to be accurate, and that is that you line it up with the fret, which I use as a ruler, and come back about half an inch from the fret. Grab the neck, and with the pointer and middle fingers push down evenly, after which you flip the black part up. And there it is, in tune like I expected it to be. And why did I expect it to be? Because I practiced it, that's the whole thing. If you get a Shubb definitely get used to this process.So those are the two capos, but there are many different capos out there, and they're all good, you just have to find what works for you, which is why I use these two. I know them well, and they serve me well. So let's move on to Creole Belle.