with a capo on the 5th fret

with a capo on the 5th fret

Postby gr8fulbluz » Fri Oct 08, 2004 6:40 am

I like to play this song with the same chord sounds but in a different position. I put a capo on the fifth fret and generally use open chords in the shape of a G(for the C chord sound) the a C shape (for the F) and a D (for the G sound)
Make any sense :?:

I do the intro with just a little varation from the tab here..

{{capo at 5 makes the fith an open}}
E-----------|-----------|-------------|---------------------
B-----------|-----------|-------------|---------------------
G-----------|------5----|-------------|---------5----------
D-------5---|----7------|-----9--12--|-----7--------------
A----7------|--8-------|--10---------|--8------------------
E---8-------|-----------|-------------|---------------------



so the gereral chord progression
C F G F
C F G F
becomes at the fith fret....
G C D C
G C D C

i also sometimes play Tangled up in blue(amongst others) in this position, but ithink it is supoosed to be at the 9th fret, but that is another song and another disscussion.....


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Re: with a capo on the 5th fret

Postby jeffm725 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:23 am

Bobby Actually plays these voicings much of the time on Good Lovin (albeit using barre instead of Capo) watch Dead Ahead video and you will see him voice the C and F at the 5th Fret and switch between voicing the G at the 5th fret too (using barre D shape) or also sliding it up to the the 7th (using barre c shape) he uses the 7th fret c shape for the G mostly though.
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Re: with a capo on the 5th fret

Postby gr8fulbluz » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:15 am

A blast from the past post. wHOOt. Ya know i haven't really watched Dead ahead in years. I have had it on but more just listening with an occasional looky. I do that alot with the GD DVDs when I am doing house work or some other project.
. . I will have to watch BW do his CAGED methods. I am always looking for different voicings of the same old thing. I like the perspective of CAGED chording on my electric but i like the capo on my acoustic.

:oops: I prolly just need another cuppa cofffee. :cheers:
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Re: with a capo on the 5th fret

Postby tcsned » Thu Jul 08, 2010 10:44 am

capos are a great tool for getting you to think outside the box for chord voices. Being able to play all the tunes you know capoed in different places is a good thing.
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