Originally Posted by gmahoog
I guess there's a good reason in the OPs situation, but I find it kind of weird to capo in order to change keys from E to F.
I think it was just for the ease of explanation. My guitarist is left handed but plays a standard guitar flipped so I can't watch him. I do know however if he is starting on his own he will tend towards C, A, G, E, and D. While if it is the keys it will probably be a flat key.
In any case our band is large enough I prefer for him to stay off of the root.