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(@pearlthekat)
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i don't know if i'll be able to explain this.

if you're playing open position chords what octave should you be singing in? or looking at it another way, if you're singing high should you be playing higher up the neck?


   
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(@fretsource)
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i don't know if i'll be able to explain this.

if you're playing open position chords what octave should you be singing in? or looking at it another way, if you're singing high should you be playing higher up the neck?

I've never heard of any such relationship between voice register and chord voicing. You might want lower sounding chords with high voice, though, to get a good pitch separation, but I've never met any guitarist who chooses chord shapes depending on the pitch of the vocal melody they're singing.


   
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(@pearlthekat)
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ok. that answers that then!

thanks.


   
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(@dylan6776)
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Try using a capo to make the guitar sound higher or lower depending on what you're singing/your own voice range. There are certain songs there's no way I can pull off on an 'open' guitar, slap the capo on second or third fret and Hey Presto! I'm in key! Try it.

Good luck 8)

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