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Post by cnev » April 6th, 2004, 8:24 am

OK I'll admit it I'm Capo challenged. Can someone in a hundred words or less explain how you get to the key of D from E by placing the capo on the second fret, for Nowhere Man in David's newest lesson.

I know it's simple but I'm still alittle unsure.
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Re: Nowhere Man - Capo?

Post by argus » April 6th, 2004, 8:59 am

You use the chord shapes from the key of D, using the capo as an artificial nut. It's placed on the second fret, which pushes all those chords up a step.

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Re: Nowhere Man - Capo?

Post by cnev » April 6th, 2004, 9:03 am

I know the concept it was more like. The song is in E and he wanted to play in D why did the capo go on the second fret.

In determing the capo position when changing keys do you need to the whole step/half step difference between the starting key and the key you want to change to?
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Re: Nowhere Man - Capo?

Post by Musenfreund » April 6th, 2004, 9:05 am

Sure.  Look at this voicing of the E:

x x x 4 5 4.    

It's a D shaped chord right?  Well, I put the capo on the second fret and play a D, what I hear is an E, not a D.  If I play an A, I'll hear a B.

By using the capo, David's arranged for you to play familiar open chord shapes but you've raised the register of the guitar a step.  Thus you're playing in the key of E, not D.

I hope that made sense.

Now, personally, I play this without a capo and use fuller versions of the chords (E = x x 6 4 5 4, for example) but it involves a lot more barring.  By using the capo, you don't need to form as many barre chords.

Hope that helps.
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Post by Violet S » May 17th, 2004, 6:12 pm

I've started on this lesson now, I'll definitely be using the capo, barre chords high up the neck are a bit difficult for me to get unmuffled at the moment.

Thanks David and Tim. Beatles chord changes sound so cool :)

--There's still the Gm barre, but it's ok as the partial shape.

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Post by Musenfreund » September 20th, 2004, 6:29 am

AcousticBeginner asks:
Which Gm do you use? They showed you like 3 different finger positions for Gm!

In his lesson, David is suggesting this fingering:
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Post by acousticbeginner » September 20th, 2004, 6:36 am

oh ok.

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Post by Musenfreund » September 20th, 2004, 6:38 am

Hey,
I just responded to your question about chording and chord changes in the Beginners' Forum. Take a look at the link I posted and see if that helps you some.
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Post by djdubb » May 18th, 2005, 7:19 pm

What happened to the mp3s!!! :)
Just wondering, but I might not need them.

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Post by coffeemug » August 8th, 2005, 6:11 am

djdubb wrote:What happened to the mp3s!!! :)
Just wondering, but I might not need them.
I was just wondering about the same thing :?

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Post by Musenfreund » August 8th, 2005, 3:05 pm

Coffeemug,
welcome to the musical madhouse!

Can you all remind me -- did this lesson originally have an mp3 file and it's gone missing, or were you wondering if David planned to add an mp3 to it?

Thanks!
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Post by art&lutherie » August 8th, 2005, 7:54 pm

I'm pretty sure there never was an MP3 but I could be mistaken.
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Post by coffeemug » August 11th, 2005, 2:38 am

Musenfreund wrote:Coffeemug,
welcome to the musical madhouse!

Can you all remind me -- did this lesson originally have an mp3 file and it's gone missing, or were you wondering if David planned to add an mp3 to it?

Thanks!

Thank you :)

I'm new to this lesson, so I don't know if the mp3 went missing. But David Hodge mentions the mp3 several places in the text, e.g.
We're going to play it in the key of D, which means that if you want to play along with the record, CD, radio or whatever (and that includes the MP3s accompanying this lesson), you'll want to put your capo on the second fret of your guitar.
If you need to hear it, play the MP3 for Example #3 for the verse...
And many other places.

It sounds like he made the mp3s, but somehow they didn't get posted.

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Post by careyr » August 11th, 2005, 5:07 pm

Hi Musenfreund. There definitely used to be MP3s for Nowhere Man. I just located #6 on my hard drive. The file was dated April 23, 2004 just in case you need to root through backup tapes!

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Post by Musenfreund » August 12th, 2005, 4:42 am

Thanks. It turns out that the mp3s for that lesson had to be removed because of some technical issues on the site. I don't think they're going to be replaced in the near term.
Having said that, however, this is a good one to practice with the CD. You can find "Nowhere Man" both on the so-called red album (which is a bit over-priced), on Rubber Soul and on Yellow Submarine Songtracks.
Hope that helps.
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