Songs with a capo


In this article I will be looking at some iconic songs with a capo, that will definitely make all the difference when you play the tune, and also artists that frequently play a capo.

Who plays with a capo?

All the great musicians out there will spice up their tunes by giving their song a unique sound by playing on different frequencies. We all know that there are millions of songs that have the same chord progression, and sometimes all it takes to really make a difference is to put a capo on your guitar and make it sound unique. Artists like: Oasis, The Beatles, Ed Sheeran, The Eagles, The Who, Bob Dylan and Fleetwood Mac, have all created songs that are iconic in music history.

Iconic songs with a capo.

Without further ado, I would like to dive in with a list of the most iconic songs that you can play today using your capo, so you have some fresh ideas of what to play, and how to sound awesome. Here are my top 10 songs from different artists that I love to play with a capo.


1. Oasis – Wonderwall / Capo 2

2. The Beatles – Here comes the sun / Capo 7

3. The Eagles – Hotel California / Capo 7

4. Passenger – Let her go / Capo 7

5. Fleetwood Mac – Landslide / Capo 3

6. Bastille – Pompeii / Capo 2

7. Tom Petty – Free Falling / Capo 1

8. Ed Sheeran – A Team / Capo 2

9. Jeff Buckley – Hallelujah / Capo 5

10. Adele – Someone like you / Capo 2

And one for luck: Dolly Parton – Jolene / Capo 4

As you can see there are some pretty amazing songs out there that you can easily play by simply using a capo, it absolutely transforms your sound! There are so many more songs out there to explore, and most of them are quite easy to play, but they sound so wonderful because of the position of their capo.

I would be very interested in hearing what your favourite song is played with a capo, so please feel free to leave a comment, and let me know!

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