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Short Cut Capo (Guitar Lesson)


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Trace Bundy

Short Cut Capo

Trace Bundy discusses the use of the short cut capo while playing.

Taught by Trace Bundy in Trace Bundy Artist Series seriesLength: 14:06Difficulty: 2.0 of 5

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. The second set of numbers indicates the appropriate fretting fingers.

Short Cut Capo at the 2nd Fret on Strings 5, 4, and 3

Aadd9 (Based on the "Open" G Chord)


E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_2_
A_4_1
E_5_2

Bsus4 (Based on the "Open" A5 Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_4_2
D_4_1
A_2_
E_x_

B7sus4 (Based on the "Open" A5 Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_4_2
A_2_
E_x_

C6

E_0_
B_1_1
G_2_
D_2_
A_3_3
E_x_

C (Based on a Bb Barre Chord)

E_0_
B_8_1
G_9_2
D_10_4
A_10_3
E_8_T

C#m7 (Based on a B5 Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_6_4
D_6_3
A_4_1
E_x_

C#m7addb6 (Based on a B5 Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_6_3
A_4_1
E_x_

Dadd9 (Based on a Cadd9 Chord)

E_0_
B_5_4
G_2_
D_4_2
A_5_3
E_x_

D (Based on the "open" C Chord)

E_5_4
B_1_1
G_2_
D_4_2
A_5_3
E_x_

E5 (Based on the "open" D5 Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_4_1
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

E (Based on the "open" D Chord)

E_4_2
B_5_3
G_4_1
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

E5 (Based on the "open" D5 Chord)

E_7_4
B_5_2
G_4_1
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

Em (Based on the "open" Dm Chord)

E_3_1
B_5_3
G_4_2
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

Em9

E_2_1
B_3_2
G_4_3
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

F#m11

E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_4_4
A_4_3
E_2_1

G6 (Based on an F Barre Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_4_2
D_5_4
A_5_3
E_3_T

G6 (Based on an F Barre Chord)

E_0_
B_3_1
G_4_2
D_5_4
A_5_3
E_3_T

G6/9(no 3rd) (Based on an F5 Chord)

E_0_
B_3_1
G_2_
D_5_4
A_5_3
E_3_T

G#maddb6 (Based on an F#m Chord)

E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_6_4
A_6_3
E_4_1

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chwillimonchwillimon replied on January 13th, 2011

If you dig partial capos and lots of harmonics, try this: Use a short cut capo on the second fret on the 3rd, 4rth, and 5th strings. Now play all the harmonics that occur naturally at the 7th fret (NOT relative to the partial capo). You will get a beautiful collection of supsensions and overtones: (low to high) B, B, E, A. F#, B, with the 3rd string A note ringing above the 2nd string F#. Now, flip the short cut upside-down and place it on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4rth strings (creating an open A chord). Again, play all of the now-naturally occuring 7th fret harmonics. You will have an awsome, full Aadd9 harmonic chord with some great inversions: B, E, E, A, C#, B with the 2nd string C# ringing a full step above the 1st string B. I like to pick out harmonic melodies, and obviously Trace does too. Hope this helps other players. -CW

Trace Bundy Artist Series

Found in our Beginner Lesson Sets

Trace Bundy is a self taught acoustic guitarist that plays in the percussive/tapping genre. He was named "Most Promising New Talent" in 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and won 3rd place for "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" in the same year.



Lesson 1

Interview with Trace Bundy

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Length: 13:09 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 2

Two-handed Tapping

Trace Bundy discusses and demonstrates the two-handed fret tapping technique.

Length: 12:40 Difficulty: 3.0 Members Only
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Trace Bundy performs his arrangement of Pachelbel's Canon.

Length: 8:41 Difficulty: 4.0 Members Only
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Trace discusses and demonstrates percussion techniques on an acoustic guitar.

Length: 3:21 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 5

Harmonics

Trace Bundy talks about harmonics and how you can apply them to your playing.

Length: 14:13 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 6

Short Cut Capo

Trace Bundy discusses the use of the short cut capo while playing.

Length: 14:06 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only
Lesson 7

Fun With Capos

Trace Bundy talks about the different ways you can use multiple capos to enhance your playing.

Length: 22:55 Difficulty: 2.5 FREE
Lesson 8

Love Song Performance

Trace Bundy offers up a performance of his song "Love Song."

Length: 6:13 Difficulty: 4.5 Members Only
Lesson 9

Combining Techniques

Trace demonstrates how you can combine techniques from the previous lessons to create depth in your playing.

Length: 13:03 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 10

Percussion and Harmonics

Trace Bundy explains how percussive elements and harmonics can be combined to add depth to your playing.

Length: 5:14 Difficulty: 3.5 Members Only
Lesson 11

Trace's Gear

Trace Bundy talks about the gear he uses in live performance situations.

Length: 6:08 Difficulty: 0.5 Members Only
Lesson 12

Looping

Trace Bundy discusses how a looping station can be used in your playing.

Length: 13:22 Difficulty: 2.5 Members Only
Lesson 13

Playing in Reverse

Trace Bundy demonstrates how the reverse function on a looping pedal can be used to create some creative new sounds.

Length: 5:56 Difficulty: 2.0 Members Only

About Trace Bundy View Full Biography Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard. His music is poetry in motion, using harmonics, looping, multiple capos, and his unique banter and stage presence to deliver an unforgettable live concert experience. Listening to his intricate arrangements is one thing, but seeing the fan-dubbed "Acoustic Ninja" play live confounds even the most accomplished music lovers as to how one person can do all that with just two hands and ten fingers.

Trace has sold over 100,000 combined digital and physical music sales on his record label, Honest Ninja Music, and regularly sells-out shows with standing ovations at venues across the USA and around the world, in 16 countries and counting. Video clips circulate virally at astonishing speed, with over 8,500,000 YouTube views to date.

Trace was named "Most Promising New Talent" of 2008 by Acoustic Guitar Magazine, as well as winning third place in the magazine's "Best Fingerstyle Guitarist" category the same year. Last summer, he performed at Colorado's Red Rocks Amphitheatre in front of a crowd of over 7,000 people, as part of The World's Largest Music Lesson. Over the past couple of years, Trace has shared the stage with Neko Case, Brandi Carlile, Judy Collins, David Knopfler (Dire Straits), Bill Nershi (String Cheese), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney & Wings), David Wilcox, Chris Hillman (The Byrds), Stanley Jordan, and MOFRO, among others.

Dave Kirby from the Boulder Weekly says "Possessing a staggering acoustic technique, on both right and left sides, Bundy has made his reputation as a next generation solo guitarist of serious repute."

Audiocast Magazine from Austin, TX agrees: "Bundy's live show is without a doubt an event that needs to be witnessed rather than told about. With such a jaw-dropping performance, Bundy's live concert is a slap in the face that would leave a palm print on the memory of everyone in the audience."

Take a minute to check him out and you'll agree that Trace Bundy must be seen, not just heard.

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