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AmericanFutballer
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Hey everyone, I was just wondering how many users on here might actually play guitar and might want to post any good songs that they've learned, or the genre of music they like to play, or even questions on technique on playing the guitar.

To start it off, I'm having trouble with the musical side of playing the Guitar.

Since I have yet to buy a Capo ( I've been playing 1 and 1/2 years ) I really have to find new ways to play songs other than tuning my guitar up (which would be really stupid because most likely you'll break your strings) and so I ran into this song that I really can't figure out another way to play it.

It's Pretend by Secondhand Serenade
There is a Capo on the 2nd fret
the chords used are:

G: 32033
G2: 200032
Em9: x22033
C9: x32033
D: x00232

and so I'm trying to figure out how to transcribe this song to standard tuning on the guitar so that it sounds similar to the chords above.

Basically, the notes that will make up these chords would be

G: A-C#-E-A-E-A
G2: G#-B-E-A-E-A
Em9: x-C#-F#-A-E-A
C9: x-D-F#-A-E-A
D: x-B-E-B-E-G#

Any suggestions?
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calienteplayer11
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Dude,

If you don't have a capo, you can use a shoe lace to act as one. Just tie the makeshift "capo" on tightly and wallahh.. u can second serenade.

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2brown347
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You can do the make shift capos, I use to do that when I still played a lot (I took leasons for 2 1/2 years and took it real serious, now I've sold all but 1 of my guitars and maybe play once a week)

anyway some fun songs to learn that aren't to hard are listed below (just a few that sound impressive as well to non guitar players)

Over the hills and far away- Led Zeppelin
The Ocean- Led Zeppelin
Blackbird- The Beatles
The Old 97's- Question
Mary Had a Little Lamb- SRV

AmericanFutballer
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Thanks for the songs but I'm not really a beginner anymore. I was just wondering how to change the tone of a song by getting rid of the capo and transitioning the notes onto a standard guitar.

I've been playing guitar for about 1 and 1/2 years and can play alot of Jack Johnson songs (they're not that hard though) and can play basically anything I look at. Recently though, I've been thinking about playing this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsD6uEZsIsU

what do you guys think?
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barcahooligan
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you guys ever heard of Rodrigo y Gabriela? There a duo of Spanish guitar players and i saw them on tv playing at the V-Fest, they're really good, and gabriela has the coolest technique while she plays...........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lvMQCmUVv8-Diablo Rojo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8dPso79 ... re=related-Tamacun
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AmericanFutballer
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Wow, that's actually really cool.

For guitar I'm more Jack Johnson based though, just simple, clean, and it almost mimics emotions. Atleast for me.

Like here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHegWGe0teg
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Collins91
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Sultans of swing is another good song to learn
Sunhine of your love...awesome riff

As for the capo thing. they aren't vital to be honest. try learning a different genre.
I have been playing for 3 and a bit years....only used a capo once
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2brown347
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off topic but after barca's post I figured I'd post these three vids, that I find very impressive as for guitarist.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1AXBo9pqrk


(count these as one since it's the same guy)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1AXBo9pqrk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmEoN1iK ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZpD0btO ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rfGbB0z ... re=related


again sorry for go'n off topic, kids don't do as I do, I'm a bad influence of sorts 8)

freestylejordan
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Awesome to see people on here play guitar! I'd love to learn it when I get more spare time.

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