How To Use A Capo On The Guitar – Guitar Lesson

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In this beginner guitar lesson, we’ll be taking a look at how to use a capo on the guitar. A lot of guitarists both beginner and advanced never take to time to learn how they work. In this lesson, we’ll be taking a closer look at how capos work, and how they can make your life as a guitar player a whole lot easier. Capos are great if you’re interested in learning how to play your favorite songs on the guitar. With a capo and a few basic chords, you can play in almost any key.

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20 comments

  1. thanks man…appreciate you taking the time to post this.

  2. Very helpful. Thank you

  3. what is that strumming pattern?

  4. Why should we use a capo? Should we ever use a capo on an electric?

  5. jeffrey lancaster

    You are an awesome instructor. Thanks!!!!!

  6. You have explained this so beautifully and simply with so many examples so the principles are understood…..hallmark of the great teacher.
    What is your advice to going low one full step on the standard tuning on an electric guitar? My reason? I would like to retain a lot of the bass, which is lost as the capo moves higher up the fretboard. To maintain string tension, is it advisable, on an electric guitar, to use thicker strings?
    Thanks, Erich

  7. This so useful to me please uplod more videos

  8. Is that some kind of auto-banjo effect echoing when you strum?

  9. Excellent guide and you explain the note progression system excellently.

  10. I think I need to start over at the beginning. I just use a capo to match my voice 🙂

  11. wonderful!!!!!! thanks

  12. but why is his name called Nate savage lol

    he dosent seem like a savage

  13. Soo if you call the 5th feet and play g chord that is really a c ? Which would let anyone playing with you use an in capoed C ?

  14. John Jacob Rivera

    This is soooooo helpful to me
    thank you so much! seriously thank you, not just the vid but for thia channel. I just don't understand ppl, why would you dislike this "FREE" lesson. Just be thankful

    ps. I love your guitar I wish I could have a guitar like that.

  15. Thank you Sir!

  16. Hey remember me? I'm the one who was asking you were did you get the guitar and no I wasn't talking about the blue one. The classic one you used in this video sorry for not being specific!!!

  17. I have fat fingers so I kinda need a capo lol.

  18. Judith Armstrong

    That's amazing information. Thank You

  19. Nate. Is there a rule for best capo placement when playing with 2nd player? Example: Both are playing open chords to song in key of G. Perhaps I answered it myself. Find another G on either string ( 5 or 6) up the neck for the capo?

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