Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Capo (Diem)

In one of my earliest blog posts I talked about changing up time signatures to break out of creative ruts. It always seems to jump-start ideas for songs. Another thing that I do is to simply add a capo to my guitar and change the key. Songs that sounded familiar in standard E tuning, suddenly sound strange and fresh. Currently I'm mining ideas from the capo on the sixth fret (Bb as shown above) and also on the second fret (F#). It also forces me to re-think bass parts that now require unfamiliar patterns and passing notes.

Playing these songs live is going to require a set list with the capo setting printed in very, very large lettering to avoid a key trainwreck. ;)

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