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10 cool capo tunes

1 Oa­sis – Won­der­wall (capo on 3rd fret)

Noel Gal­lagher’s capo’d chords and trade­mark strum­ming pat­tern are the back­bone of this Brit­pop clas­sic

2 Ani Difranco – 32 flavours (3rd) Difranco’s un­usual chords and pick­ing style shine on this fan favourite

3 Si­mon and Gar­funkel – Scar­bor­ough fair (7th) S&G’S take on this tra­di­tional bal­lad is a bril­liant ex­am­ple of a capo in a high po­si­tion

4 The Ea­gles –

Ho­tel Cal­i­for­nia (2nd)

A gazil­lion gui­tars are mixed here, but the main chords are capo’d

5 James Tay­lor – Fire & Rain (3rd) Tay­lor’s slick chordal em­bel­lish­ments sound great on this tragic folk song

6 The Bea­tles –

Here Comes the Sun (7th) Ge­orge Har­ri­son’s beau­ti­ful play­ing sup­ports the vo­cal line per­fectly

7 Tommy Em­manuel – Lewis & Clark (2nd)

Em­manuel is flaw­less as he switches be­tween slick chords and blind­ing sin­gle-note lines

8 Ed Sheeran – Pho­to­graph (4th) Sheeran ac­com­pa­nies his vo­cal with a chunky eighth-note strum­ming pat­tern

9 Dire Straits – Romeo and Juliet (3rd)

The un­mis­tak­able in­tro fea­tures Mark Knopfler’s unique pick­ing style

10 Ryan Adams –

La Cienega Just Smiled (3rd) Del­i­cate strum­ming is the or­der of the day in Adams’ un­der­stated bal­lad

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