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Today I want to show you guys how to make a capo from scratch. I get a lot of questions related to capos:

“How do I use a capo?”
“What do I do if I don’t have a capo?”
“Why do I need to tune my guitar after using a capo?”

In this video I hope to answer a lot of those questions and I thought I’d show you how to make a capo with stuff you can find around your home, just in case you’re not a hundred percent sure that you need one yet.

To make it realistic I did not prepare and buy supplies ahead of time. I actually looked around my house and found all the components necessary within about 2 minutes. While I wouldn’t recommend using a homemade capo in the long run, I’m actually kind of surprised at how well this homemade capo works.

The one issue I have with it is that it’s hard to place it and remove it from your guitar so if you are playing a lot and using a capo a lot I really do recommend buying one. But if you just want to try it out this is definitely going to work for you.

I hope you enjoy this lesson and if you can’t find your rubber bands, let me know and I’ll ask my cat.

-James

2018-08-21T10:06:11-08:00 August 21st, 2018|Categories: Article, Discussion, Resource|Tags: , |