"I think what Daryl is saying is, "First learn to play without a capo, then use it or not as you see fit".
Personally, I think a over-reliance on capos has kept many players from advancing as much as they could. An argument could be…"
"it is worth while keeping in mind that the lower any string is tuned, the harder it is cut cut through and be heard Which is why melody is played up high much of the time. And I too have noticed that if I tune mine below B, it just gets too low to…"
"And I have capos by numerous companies, though not G7. Of the ones I have I like Planet Waves the best, then Shubb. Keysers are the most popular out there and are certainly easy to use, but I have found that once you get some fret wear, mine has not…"
"I have been told by luthiers to do one string at a time when you can. It puts less stress on the instrument. I do one string, tune it to near pitch, then the next, so the stress stays relatively the same. But even a finely and delicately built…"
"It is not necessary to know how to read music in order to take lessons. I'll bet that most students don't learn. But if you don't learn to read, you have to rely upon your memory and your ear for everything. Reading simple music is…"
"I'm kind of caught in the middle here. I assumed that teacher was workiing with a beginning student, intermediate at best, someone who was just trying to get along and to better their playing. When they get to the stage where they recognize the…"
"You had me worried for a moment - but I agree. And I also agree with that teacher. A good guitarist shouldn't need a capo. That said, go ahead and use them when applicable, but to make the music work before for you, not just to make it…"
"My vote is first for a good mike. But failing that, I'd choose a K&K for an acoustic instrument. I believe they are the most natural sounding, don't require batteries, and are minimally invasive. Being cheaper than most others is also…"
"A capo is no more cheating than using any tool is (mics, pickups...). I keep on in each guitar case. That said, I use them as little as I can as I prefer the sound of the open string and a the deeper pitch you can get without a capo. But they have…"
"I used to have a Goodall, which was a very fine instrument. But better yet is the one made for me by Roy McAlister. Years ago, he worked with Santa Cruz and was the R&D man when they developed their baritone. The build process was, shall we…"
"There are a number of firms which do make some baritones, but most are higher end instruments. That is probably influenced by lower demand and the fact that most folks come to the baritone after having played a regular 6 for some years. Tacoma…"
"On my first baritone, I used to keep a little cheat sheet taped to the upper bout, one designed to avoid having to think what fingering I wanted to be in to end up in a certain key. I did that because I was having difficulty doing the necessary…"