capo oops!

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  1. jhundt

    jhundt Doctor of Teleocity

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    just call it whatever you like

    stick the capo on there and play
     
  2. lenny

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    come on man pray it right! b frat!
    sorry i had to break out my japanese musician impression it was irresistible
    :lol:
     
  3. Bender

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    Not a scientist in the bunch!

    Here's an experiment:

    Get a guitar and plug into a tuner.
    Tune to open G.
    Put on a capo at the third or fourth (or whatever) fret.
    Strum.
    Observe the reading.

    Hint: A# = Bb

    Wait, does Cb = E#? That always gets me cornfused. :p
     
  4. Tim Bowen

    Tim Bowen Poster Extraordinaire

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    I like E# better than F. Conversely, I prefer C to B#. My mileage may vary, and tone is all in someone else's hands. I do prefer Kyser capos. What's up with those black keys on the piano.
     
  5. Wahwax

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    Not if you're taking to a music major who reads sheet music.

    The chords may be the same, but the key of A# and the key of B flat are somehow different.

    Don't ask me.
     
  6. Bender

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    Re: Pete and re-peat

    WHAT? That's already been discussed? Sorry! I should have said Bb = A#.

    Hey, by the way, if anyone would like to try the guitar/tuner experiment and you have a guitar but not a tuner, don't despair! You can always buy an enharmonica! An enharmonica is in the key of "N"- the neutral key. They're great for identifying notes all over the fretboard. I'm sure they'll be on sale at Guitar Center's big Labor Day event!
     
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