Hey again, 2 videos from me this weekend. Sorry about that! 🙂 Anyway, I thought I’d post a video on some of the ways I use a capo. I’ve used one for almost as long as I’ve been playing guitar, and I find that it makes some things easier, some things more interesting, and some things just more fun. So have a look and enjoy!
An acoustic cover and a new assignment sub-category in one. Allow me to introduce the Two Minute Tutorial, featuring Dion's "Runaround Sue." Here is a tab to play along with (ironically enough tabbed by a gent for Ultimate-Guitar named Josh Ritter: D Here's my story, it's sad but true Bm It's about a girl that I once knew G She took my love, then ran around A With every single guy in town D Hey, hey, um-da-da-da-di-di Bm Hey, hey, um-da-da-da-di-di G Hey, hey, um-da-da-da-di-di A Hey, hey, oooooooooohhhhh D I guess I should have known it from the very start Bm This girl would leave me with a broken heart G Now listen people what I'm telling you A "I keep away from Runaround Sue" D Her amazing lips and the smile from her face Bm The touch of her hand and this girl's warm embrace G So if you don't want to cry like I do A Keep away from Runaround Sue. G She like to travel around D She'll love you, then she'll put you down G Now, people let me put you wise A She goes out with other guys D And the moral of the story from the guy who knows Bm I've been in love and my love still grows G Ask any fool that she ever knew A they'll say: Keep away from Runaround Sue
So here I am again babbling on about Van Morrison’s Wild Night one more time. That riff that goes on throughout the song is built out of the G major pentatonic scale, which is a good thing to know. Here’s a picture of one fingering pattern for it.
I borrowed it from Guitar Nick. I hope he doesn’t mind. He has a bunch of other fingering patterns for the same scale.
Sorry about the fret board being barely on screen. I should fire my cameraman.
Hey there, here’s a video that covers a Billy Bragg song, No One Knows Nothing Anymore, which is off of his latest CD. As mentioned in the video, I played it with my guitar tuned down a full step which is instead of standard tuning of EADGBE, it was tuned down to DGCFAD. It’s not an open tuning like the previous post by Pete, but rather a variation on standard tuning. There is also a time signature jump in the tune where he goes from 4/4 time to 3/4 time. I’m not sure I have it nailed yet, but hopefully you get the idea!