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Yeah – Collins pretty much always played with a capo, and he normally played in open F minor tuning. So in other words, when he played all of his open strings, he sounded an F minor chord… 😅

It’s just one of the many unusual elements of his setup and style that makes him such an interesting player.

And actually, your observation about the sax players (which I totally agree with, by the way!) is interesting, because Collins took a lot of inspiration from sax and horn players, rather than from other guitarists.

That altered the way that he phrased, and resulted in him playing shorter and sharper phrases, with lots of space in between them. If you’re looking to create a vocal and liquid feel in your playing and to develop a good sense of spacing, then studying sax and horn players is a great place to start! 😁