So if you are looking for a shortcut into DADGAD, to have an
open tuning without RE-tuning, sorry ...that's NOT what the partial
But if that's not the deal, what IS the deal? Well,
that's for you to figure out. And enjoy the experimenting. We're
not promoting a playing style, but responding to one that is already
being developed by a number of guitar pioneers. There are some
very nice sounds being produced with partial capos, and the rules
still aren't finished being written. Join the fun.
Hot off the presses! Harvey Reid, who has done more towards developing partial capoing techniques than anyone, has just published a book called Capo Voodoo. It is the "missing manual" for the partial capo.