Partial Capo Techniques Part 4 (Guitar Lesson)


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Randall Williams

Partial Capo Techniques Part 4

Randall Williams continues on to part four of his exciting Partial Capo Techniques mini-series.

Taught by Randall Williams in Lessons with Randall Williams seriesLength: 29:34Difficulty: 3.0 of 5

Chord Charts

For all chord charts, the first set of numbers in each chart indicates the notes that are fretted by the left hand in conjunction with the short cut capo and the drop D capo. The second set of numbers indicates the appropriate fretting fingers.

I. Short Cut Capo at the 4th Fret on Strings 5, 4, and 3
Also, Drop D Capo at the 2nd Fret


With this capo set-up, you are essentially using chord shapes that are available in the key of G major. However, due to the capos, the overall tonality created is B major.

B (Based on the "Open" G Chord)

E_7_4
B_7_3
G_4_
D_4_
A_6_1
E_7_2

Badd9 (Based on the "Open" G Chord)

E_2_
B_2_
G_4_
D_4_
A_6_1
E_7_2

Eadd9 (Based on the "Open" C Chord)

E_2_
B_5_1
G_4_
D_6_2
A_7_3
E_0_

F# (Based on the "Open" D Chord)

E_6_2
B_7_3
G_6_1
D_4_
A_x_
E_x_

F#5

E_2_
B_2_
G_6_4
D_4_
A_4_
E_2_1

F#/A# (Based on the "Open" Dadd9/F# Chord)

E_2_
B_7_4
G_6_2
D_4_
A_4_
E_6_T

F#add11 (Based on the "open" C Chord)

E_2_
B_7_1
G_4_
D_8_2
A_9_3
E_x_

II. Short Cut Capo at the 6th Fret on Strings 5, 4, and 3
Also, Drop D Capo at the 2nd Fret


With this capo set-up, you are essentially using chord shapes that are available in the key of F major. However, due to the capos, the overall tonality created is B major.

Badd9 (Based on the F Barre Chord)

E_2_
B_2_
G_8_2
D_9_4
A_9_3
E_7_1

C#madd11(no 3rd) (Based on a G5 Chord)

E_2_
B_2_
G_6_
D_11_4
A_11_3
E_9_1

D#m7 (Based on an A5 Chord)

E_2_
B_2_
G_6_
D_13_4
A_13_3
E_11_1

D#m7 (Based on the "Open" Am7 Chord)

E_2_
B_7_1
G_6_
D_8_2
A_6_
E_x_

Esus2 (Based on a Bbsus2 Chord)

E_2_
B_7_2
G_9_4
D_9_3
A_7_1
E_x_

F# (Based on the "Open" C Chord)

E_2_
B_7_1
G_6_
D_8_2
A_9_3
E_x_

F#5add9

E_2_
B_2_
G_6_4
D_6_
A_x_
E_2_1

G#m11

E_2_
B_2_
G_6_3
D_6_
A_6_
E_4_2

A#m7addb6 (Based on the "Open" Em7 Chord)

E_2_
B_2_
G_6_
D_6_
A_x_
E_6_1

III. Short Cut Capo at the 9th Fret on Strings 5, 4, and 3
Also, Drop D Capo at the 2nd Fret


With this capo set-up, you are essentially using chord shapes that are available in the key of D major. However, due to the capos, the overall tonality created is B major.

Bsus2

E_2_
B_2_
G_11_
D_9_
A_9_
E_7_2

B5 (Based on the "open" Dsus2 Chord)

E_2_
B_12_3
G_11_1
D_9_
A_x_
E_x_

Esus2 (Based on the "open" G Chord)

E_2_
B_12_3
G_9_
D_9_
A_11_1
E_12_2

F# (Based on the "open" A Chord)

E_2_
B_11_3
G_11_1
D_11_2
A_9_
E_x_

G#m7addb6

E_2_
B_2_
G_9_
D_9_
A_9_
E_4_2

G#m7addb6

E_2_
B_4_3
G_9_
D_9_
A_9_
E_4_2

A6/9(no 3rd)

E_2_
B_5_3
G_9_
D_9_
A_9_
E_5_2

IV. Single String G-Band Capo at the 5th Fret of the 1st String

Gadd9


E_5_
B_3_4
G_0_
D_0_
A_2_2
E_3_3

C6/9

E_5_
B_3_4
G_0_
D_2_2
A_3_3
E_x_

Am7

E_5_
B_1_1
G_0_
D_2_2
A_0_
E_x_

D5

E_5_
B_3_3
G_2_1
D_0_
A_x_
E_x_

V. Single String G-Band Capo at the 2nd Fret of the 1st String

Gmaj7


E_2_
B_0_
G_0_
D_0_
A_2_2
E_3_3

Cmaj7(#11)

E_2_
B_0_
G_0_
D_2_2
A_3_3
E_x_

Am6

E_2_
B_1_1
G_2_2
D_2_2
A_0_
E_x_

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