In the New Year it is my goal to help others better themselves by sharing different resources that have either helped me in the past or that I may have recently come across that I feel may be useful.
Today I was talking to someone about the beauty of using a capo to make your life easier in transposing songs and to just make the guitar sound a little different (depending on the sound you are looking for).
If you were unaware of, a capo is a little device you that you put on a fret of your guitar, it basically squeezes the strings of the guitar down, which changes the key of a song.
I was reminded of the day I learned about a capo, and as I recall, I was so excited about the newness and freshness it gave me in my songwriting and worship leading abilities. Changing keys of a song from then on became as simple as strapping on a capo, moving it up the neck to the right spot.
If you don't know the basic chord structures already, this may not make any sense; however, if you have a basic knowledge of the main guitar chords; I thought this resource would be helpful. It tells you what note you will be playing by using the capo while keeping your fingers in regular chord structure form; (although the same finger structure - since you are on a different fret, further up the neck of the guitar, the actual note being heard will be different).
Let me know if you have any questions. Hope this helps you out and opens up your mind to new ways of playing songs and or changing keys. Enjoy.