How to Use a Capo to Change Keys

By Eric Hufschmid

Hey GBUers,

The capo in a nifty little tool because it allows to change the key of song on the fly. However, there is a bit of thinking involved in this process. In this lesson, Eric will break down how to change keys and know what you’re doing the whole time.

As always, if you have any questions please let us know!


Assuming we are relating everything to the key of G, what key would we now be in if we moved the capo to the following frets:

1) 3rd fret

2) 5th fret

3) 10th fret


1) Bb

2) C major

3) F major



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