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Don't have a capo laying around? Wanting to play some "Folsom Prison Blues" like me and not having a capo? Well, here is the tutorial for you!

 

1.) Load up the capo required song

2.) Tune your guitar without the capo

3.) When asked to put capo on, use the precision tuner to tune "with the capo on" (In our case, w/o it)

4.) When tuning, *with the capo on (actually off)* you will be ready.

5.) Now, when the song starts, play each note 1 fret lower than being said.

 

 

Example: 

 

You have a note telling you to play the Low E string on the 5th fret. Instead of playing it like that, play the Low E String on the 4th fret (1 fret lower.)

 

You have a note telling you to play the A string on the 12th fret. Instead of playing it like that, play the A string on the 11th fret (1 fret lower.)

 

You have a note telling you to play an open G. Actually, just play the open G. That is the only note that doesn't need to be changed.

 

And so on.

 

Have fun!

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i found another way to do it... i just bar the chords with my hand where the capo is supposed to be and tune it but thanks its a good trick too!

 

No problem! I first tried that and I couldn't keep it barred while doing notes further up the fretboard and my hand would get tired. So I had to find an alternative til I get a capo :)

 

Glad to help :)

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or just use a pen and some rubber bands.

 

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/FDEpYmv8_kI/hqdefault.jpg

 

I had actually tried to tie a rubber band tight down. I also tried to get an adjustable wrench that was laying around but I couldn't find nothing to work lol

 

Nice trick as well though ;) I'll have to try it :D 

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