I am pretty lucky to play with a group of very talented people. I am one of 3 guitarists. I was asked to join the group because I "owned an electric guitar." I resisted this invitation for sometime based solely on how it was asked. Anyway, we play mostly contemporary christian/worship music, which is completely new to me. The original artists of the songs we play use the capo most of the time, and so do the other guitarists. I don't like a capo. I can make most chords 4-5 different ways so I see no need for it. But it is hard to follow another guitarist when they are playing a G chord capo'd at the 4th fret (B chord). But I just realized why they do it. One of the guitarists is the singer and he needs to focus on singing first. The capo allows him to strum familiar chord shapes while he sings. He doesn't need to focus on alternate chord shapes or "knowing the fretboard"; something that was hammered into me as a beginner guitarist. I was asked to join the group to play lead, and once I realized my role and his, I am good with it. I am just curious how many other people use a capo and for what reasons? I never saw a capo used when I played jazz/rock/blues/metal, but it is used a lot in bluegrass/country/blues/gospel-worship. And I do distinguish between blues-rock and blues-country. So do you use a capo and why?