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  • Al Capo….no longer a gangster but a new friend.

    Posted by Mrfredsporty on July 11, 2022 at 4:26 am

    Im not much of a singer, in fact some would say Im definitely not! All of my songs , though, (about 5) are folk songs from the 60s and before and require me to croak (ooops sing) them.One of the many small wins im having during my 95 days here is using a capo. I used to poooh pooh them for some obscure reason but now the capo is a friend indeed. One of the many things that is hard for me is to not sound boring. by adjusting the capo a fret here and a fret there my key changes which gives the illusion that Im playing in a refreshing new way even though my fingerstyle is essentially the same. The other thing is that now im singing each song in a key that fits my voice. this is a major win. by practicing everyday I was able to adjust the capo a fret or two up or down which resulted in much better or more tolerable singing. All hail the might capo!

    stevieblues replied 1 year, 9 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Cadgirl

    July 11, 2022 at 4:29 am

    @Mrfredsporty , the capo is your friend. I have a couple of songs that I play that are down on the 8th fret. Gives it a music box sound. I would be lost without my capo. 🙂

    • Mrfredsporty

      July 11, 2022 at 10:25 am

      True. There is a song by Simon and Garfunkel that is way up there. I think it’s Scarborough Fair.

  • stevieblues

    July 11, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    Great win Mrfredsporty! 👏🎸 keep on keeping on. 🎼🎸👏😎

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