Whoa! Right? Here are some Audio/Video examples:
These demonstration examples are given as a starting point for those guitar players with only one or two fingers available on the hand that frets the fingerboard. Of course, the possibilities are limitless. Non-diatonic chords, and chromaticism can be introduced at any point. Any Spidercapo tuning can be used. We encourage you to visit our SpiderCapo Forums at http://forums.spidercapo.com/ to let us know how YOU use the SpiderCapo and the tunings that you have been able to create with it. We are in the process of updating our Tuning_Compendium with pictures and tablature to accompany each chapter. It will also cover standard tuning to open and vice-versa, so please come check it out.
You can also visit Chordie’s chat corner at the address below to chat with folks who are doing this. Say hi to Gitaardocphil. Click below to see the chat….. http://www.chordie.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=14895
Partial capoing is very good for getting new textures and new inspirations. Using partially capoed strings will give you new ‘rubs’ of small intervals: like 2nds, that sound so good on a guitar, and can inspire new songs. This is not to demean more traditional musical tools. If you’ve listened to some of the more sophisticated pop tunes, you’ll hear the beauty and power of transposing. [ex: the transition to the last chorus of ‘New York, New York’ ]
We study the guitar to learn to play in different keys so that we can transpose within a song. This is an example of when the partial capo, as opposed to open tunings [actually turning the tuning pegs of the instrument], pays off. The reason is that your study of the instrument is not lost when you use a partial capo. This is because the intervals between the strings has not been changed, so the formations, chords, and voice leading techniques you’ve acquired can still be used.