Weekly Bass Tip – Playing with a Capo!

Adam Neely

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Playing with a Capo isn’t normally part of our repertoire as bassists, but if you approach it a certain way, it can unlock some interesting possibilities for the creative bass player.

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Like somebody said in the YouTube comments, you can also experiment with short scale bass timbres and feel. Simply detune your bass a whole step to D standard (DGCF) and put a capo on the 2nd fret – voila! Short scale bass. Make it as short as you’d like by detuning the bass lower and lower and raising the fret higher and higher.


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