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Last Thing On My Mind

Using the Capo to Foster Creativity

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Last Thing On My Mind > Using the Capo to Foster Creativity

Hello All,

This week I’m going to share an arrangement that I came up with for Last Thing On My Mind. The goal here was to use the capo to encourage myself to find different sounds or a different approach to this song - one that I have played many times in the same open C position. Because we’re all pretty familiar with playing out of an open G position I put the capo on the 5th fret and played from a G position. This immediately changed the resonance of the guitar and got me to think about this melody in a whole new way. And suddenly I had my own way to play this song, rather than rehashing Tony Rice’s version again. I hope that you all can learn from this approach and use it come up with your own arrangements, of this and every other song! But in the meantime here’s what I came up with for the A part ;-)







Topics and/or subjects covered in this lesson:

Print Print Chords & Tab

Loop 0:00 Run-Through of Capo Arrangement


Download the Sheet Music PDF


Loop 0:54 Breakdown of A Part for Capo Arrangement

Loop 15:36 Closing Thoughts and Outro





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James Macklin
James Macklin Dec 15, 2019

Cool!! You did sneak a little of Tony's B part in there ;) 

Chris Eldridge
Chris Eldridge Dec 27, 2019

Can you blame me? :-)

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