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Thursday, October 25, 2012

"Great chords! BUT....the capo is wrong..."

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Okay.  So this is a common comment/complaint that shows up on my chords or in my inbox.  So, I wanted to clarify some things, here goes....

1-  My guitar is ALWAYS in standard tuning.  I don't change it.  Ever.  (I do double check tuning before tabbing anything.)

2- I ALWAYS tab right along to the studio track (CD/itunes).  Not in my head,  by my own singing, or someone's cover on youtube.  **If I do tab a live version from a video on youtube, I always post a link to it.  Live versions sometimes differ from studio versions**

3- I haven't yet, got the capo wrong.   (Wrong chords or missed chords?  Yes, that happens... unfortunately.) 
4-  "But, Taylor Swift doesn't play it like this!"  Well, here's an example- My tab is capo on 2, but Taylor plays it with no capo.  She is playing different chords than my capo 2 chords.  That's the beauty of transposing (getting rid of hard to play chords! lol!)  So, my capo 2 version can still play right along with her no capo version.  Make sense?

*NOTE- On the other hand, if you think it sounds better to transpose the chords and place the capo accordingly, then go for it!  I prefer using a capo and transpose a lot of my 'no capo' tabs all the time! :)

5-  So, if you think the capo is on the wrong fret... Your guitar is not:no: in standard tuning!!!!  *I say this with love:heart: lol!!*   

(And one more thing that bugs me is when a tab says "Capo on 1 or 2" What????? lol!)

Alright, I'm now done with my rant;)

Cheerio my guitar friends!

2:57 am - 6 comments - 16 Kudos - Report!
dee.hada wrote on Nov 1st, 2012 1:42pm

you're simply awesome .. <3


ariellerose13 wrote on Dec 10th, 2012 7:28am

haha love this!! I really don't understand people sometimes!


PuppyLuv wrote on Dec 15th, 2012 12:27am

I agree 110% with both dee.hada and ariellerose13. :)


catking99 wrote on Mar 26th, 2013 1:06am

CHRISTY if you didn't see it anywhere else, I finally got a capo!!! It's gold and I love it.


Beowolff wrote on Jun 14th, 2014 9:46am

Very nice!


creekr6482 wrote on Jul 1st, 2014 11:49pm

you are so cool :)


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