Fun With Capos (Guitar Lesson)


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Trace Bundy

Fun With Capos

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

Taught by Trace Bundy in Trace Bundy Artist Series seriesLength: 22:55Difficulty: 2.5 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. The first chord name listed indicates the appropriate name relative to the full transposing capo. The name in parenthesis indicates the "absolute pitch" or name of the chord. The partial and drop D capos do not factor into the naming system of the chords.

I. DADGAD Tuning - Drop D Capo at the 5th Fret on Strings 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

Also, Full Transposing Capo at the 4th Fret

Bb/D (D/F#)


E_3_2
B_1_
G_x_
D_x_
A_1_
E_0_

Eb5 (G5)

E_1_
B_1_
G_3_4
D_1_
A_1_
E_1_1

II. DADGAD Tuning - Drop D Capo at the 5th Fret on Strings 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

Am11


E_5_
B_5_
G_5_
D_7_1
A_7_1
E_7_1

A5

E_x_
B_x_
G_x_
D_5_1
A_5_1
E_5_1

B5

E_x_
B_x_
G_x_
D_9_1
A_9_1
E_9_1

Bmaddb6,b9

E_5_
B_5_
G_5_
D_9_1
A_9_1
E_9_1

C5

E_x_
B_x_
G_x_
D_10_1
A_10_1
E_10_1

C

E_5_
B_10_3
G_9_2
D_10_1
A_10_1
E_10_1

Dsus4

E_5_
B_5_
G_7_4
D_7_3
A_5_1
E_0_

D

E_7_3
B_5_
G_7_2
D_7_1
A_5_
E_0_

D

E_7_3
B_9_4
G_7_2
D_7_1
A_5_
E_0_

Dm11

E_5_
B_5_
G_5_
D_x_
A_x_
E_0_

G5

E_5_
B_x_
G_x_
D_5_
A_5_
E_5_1

G5

E_x_
B_x_
G_x_
D_5_
A_5_
E_5_1

III. DADGAD Tuning - Drop D Capo at the 5th Fret on Strings 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

Also, Full Transposing Capo at the 2nd Fret

C7 (D7)


E_10_4
B_3_
G_3_
D_5_1
A_3_
E_x_

Dm7 (Em7)

E_3_
B_3_
G_7_4
D_7_3
A_5_1
E_0_

Dm7addb6 (Em7addb6)

E_3_
B_3_
G_3_
D_7_3
A_5_1
E_0_

F (G)

E_7_4
B_3_
G_5_3
D_3_
A_3_
E_3_1

Fsus2 (Gsus2)

E_5_4
B_3_
G_5_3
D_3_
A_3_
E_3_1

F5 (G5)

E_3_
B_3_
G_5_3
D_3_
A_3_
E_3_1

IV. DADGAD Tuning - Drop D Capo at the 4th Fret on Strings 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

D6


E_4_
B_5_3
G_4_
D_4_
A_5_2
E_0_

V. Standard Tuning - Partial Capo at the 2nd Fret on Strings 5, 4, and 3

E5


E_0_
B_0_
G_4_1
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

Esus4

E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

VI. Standard Tuning - Partial Capo at the 5th Fret on Strings 5, 4, and 3

Also, Full Transposing Capo at the 3rd Fret

A (C)


E_0_
B_5_3
G_2_
D_2_
A_4_1
E_5_2

Bsus4 (Dsus4)

E_0_
B_0_
G_4_2
D_4_1
A_2_
E_x_

Dadd9 (Fadd9)

E_0_
B_5_3
G_2_
D_4_1
A_5_2
E_x_

E (G)

E_4_2
B_5_3
G_4_1
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

E5 (G5)

E_0_
B_5_3
G_4_1
D_2_
A_2_
E_0_

E/G# (G/B)

E_x_
B_x_
G_x_
D_2_
A_2_
E_4_1

F#m7 (Am7)

E_0_
B_0_
G_2_
D_4_4
A_4_3
E_2_1

VII. DADGAD Tuning - Drop D Capo at the 4th Fret on Strings 5, 4, 3, 2, and 1

Also, Full Transposing Capo at the 2nd Fret


E5 (F#5)

E_2_
B_2_
G_4_4
D_2_
A_2_
E_2_1

Em (F#m)

E_5_4
B_2_
G_x_
D_2_
A_2_
E_2_

Esus2 (F#sus2)

E_4_4
B_2_1
G_x_
D_2_
A_2_
E_2_1

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Member Comments about this Lesson

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mattbrownmattbrown replied on October 7th, 2011

The tabs in this lesson are taken from the transcription of "Love Song" in the next lesson.

gnrrules777gnrrules777 replied on July 6th, 2011

* More songs from - Adapt

gnrrules777gnrrules777 replied on July 6th, 2011

You played Adapt! Yay! [:

chwillimonchwillimon replied on January 13th, 2011

I must say, I try to avoid spring loaded capos whenever I can to preserved my frets' life and my intonation, but in order to play like this, I'm dusting off all of my Kysers!

bluesman1bluesman1 replied on July 1st, 2010

Someone with the wherewithal should design a programmable "smart" robotic capo so we can all play like Trace! :)

metalheadmclovinmetalheadmclovin replied on June 29th, 2010

THIS GUY BLOWS MY MIND WITH HOW HE PLAYS. D:

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Fun With Capos

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

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