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    I never use them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keletcaster View Post
    I never use them.
    which, barre chords or capos?

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    which, barre chords or capos?
    I took it as capos...
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    Yep capos. I use bar chords all the time.
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    I've tended to shy away from using a capo when I'm playing over the last few years on the premise that it's somewhat a crutch for novice players who don't play barre chords. However, I just watched a video of George Harrison and Jeff Lynne playing Here Comes The Sun, with guitars capoed at the 7th fret, in order to play the licks in C-shaped cowboy chords. Guess it's not just for beginners after all......
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellcaster View Post
    I've tended to shy away from using a capo when I'm playing over the last few years on the premise that it's somewhat a crutch for novice players who don't play barre chords. However, I just watched a video of George Harrison and Jeff Lynne playing Here Comes The Sun, with guitars capoed at the 7th fret, in order to play the licks in C-shaped cowboy chords. Guess it's not just for beginners after all......
    It does allow for different chord voicings--and that I don't have a problem with--in the right hands it can sound great
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    Just got through transcribing Chris Tomlin's Our God. According to our worship leader's chord chart, its done in barre chords. They just don't sound right in this song.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etechstan View Post
    Just got through transcribing Chris Tomlin's Our God. According to our worship leader's chord chart, its done in barre chords. They just don't sound right in this song.
    Depends on the key though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etechstan View Post
    Just got through transcribing Chris Tomlin's Our God. According to our worship leader's chord chart, its done in barre chords. They just don't sound right in this song.
    Yeah your barre voicings will be a bit different than open chords

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    Quote Originally Posted by die Bullen View Post
    Yeah your barre voicings will be a bit different than open chords
    Which is one reason to use eitehr barre chords or capos--it can add some fullness to the sound--especially if you have two guitars playign different voicings...
    I normally try to do that when playign with another guitar player.
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