- Acoustic Guitar Capo Version of “The Sound of Silence.” If you want to play along with the original recording, you’ll need to place your guitar capo on the 6th fret of your instrument. Simon and Garfunkel have been known to perform Sound of Silence live with their capo on the 7th fret on occasion. You have the option of adjusting the capo position on this song to suit your vocal range! It’s not especially difficult to sing Sound of Silence
- nevertheless, you might want to experiment with the capo position – like I did!
What key is Sounds of Silence in?
The original recording of the song is in the key of D minor, and it is performed with the chords Dm, C, B, and F. Simon performs the chord shapes for the Am, G, F, and C chords on a guitar with a capo on the sixth fret and a capo on the sixth fret.
What guitar did Simon and Garfunkel use?
Back in the 1960s, Simon and Garfunkel were considered to be one of the top performers in the business. Despite the fact that their equipment was relatively minimal, consisting of two vocals and an acoustic guitar. Paul Simon was using a Guild acoustic guitar (the F-30 Special) at the time, and it was producing the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone that I can recall hearing on acoustic guitar.