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Changing Keys with a Capo

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Guitar with Adrianne Serna.
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Gillian Welch’s song “Orphan Girl” was first recorded by Emmylou Harris on her classic Wrecking Ball album, and Welch recorded the song, which has become a bluegrass jam session favorite, on her debut recording, Revival. You can play “Orphan Girl” with just three chords—G, C, and D—and the bass down-up strum, with or without an alternating bass, whichever you choose. Adrianne shows you which bass strings to alternate for each chord and how to accent the second and fourth beats of each measure.  
 
 
 
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Changing Keys with a Capo  
 
Changing Keys with a Capo  
 
Changing Keys with a Capo
Changing Keys with a Capo
 
Suppose you sing a song in one key and your friend plays it in another. What do you do? One solution is to use a capo to change keys (also known as “transposing”). Adrianne shows you to play songs you already know in different keys by using a capo. For example, you can move a song you know in G to the key of A by putting a capo on the second fret and playing key-of-G shapes. Adrianne also explains that there is a half step (one fret) between the E and F notes and B and C notes. Between all the other natural notes there is a whole step (two frets).

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