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To play "Please Come to Boston," we will be using one acoustic guitar throughout our tutorial. We have our capo on the second fret, playing a mixture of arpeggiated melodies and strumming chords. This makes for a really fun song that has some challenges for players at any level. The key is to support the vocal melodies and story of the lyrics, and our acoustic does a great job of that.

I am using a Taylor 614CEL30 acoustic guitar, with a capo on the second fret. I am using Elixir medium strings to help the arpeggios be nice and present, as well as helping the strumming parts come through. For a pick, I am using a small, heavy Dunlop jazz style pick. This is helpful for both playing the arpeggios and strumming along.

With this approach, I am going to cover the entire song with our single guitar and then at the end cover the "strum along" version. While the song is in E, and our capo is on the second fret, I am going to call out the chords as they are without the capo to make it easier for you.

You can use whatever guitar you have at home; just remember to serve the song and play around the vocal melodies. You can also use whatever guitar you have to just strum along as well if you opt for that approach. Both will sound great. Now that we know all about the guitar we're going to use to play "Please Come Back to Boston," let's get started!