lifeblood: songs: backgrounds: watershed

1991-01: the power of two, hand me downs:

indigo girls also use a capo frequently. this can help make the song more playable on guitar and put it in a comfortable vocal range. but saliers says she likes the way chords sound "kind of nice and tinkly up there with the capo," and cites the canadian singer-songwriter ferron as an influence. ray and saliers don't always capo at the same fret though. in "hand me downs" on nomads, indians, saints, ray capos at the second fret, while saliers is playing open. they also sometimes mix tunings: on "watershed' from their latest effort, for example, saliers drops her low e string down to d and fingerpicks her part using a thumbpick, while ray strums chords in standard tuning.

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