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Using a Capo, Part 1

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Using a Capo   
 
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Using a Capo, Part 1
Using a Capo, Part 1
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn how to use a capo to play in different keys. Bill shows you a few capos, how to put them on the banjo, and how to raise the fifth string accordingly with “railroad spikes.” He also gives you advice on how to adjust the tuning of the banjo once the capo is on. Then he explains how to use the capo to change keys, when, for example, someone at a jam session plays a song in different than you’re used to playing it in. You’ll learn how to move songs you know in the key of G up to the key of A in this video.

 
 
 
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