Shotgun Mic for recording covers?

My brother and I have a little channel going on youtube and record music covers, I currently have a basic HD Camcorder but was thinking of upgrading to a camera with the option of an external mic, would a shotgun mic be suitable for recording piano, guitar and vocals (In close proximity) ? I understand these mics... show more My brother and I have a little channel going on youtube and record music covers, I currently have a basic HD Camcorder but was thinking of upgrading to a camera with the option of an external mic, would a shotgun mic be suitable for recording piano, guitar and vocals (In close proximity) ? I understand these mics record whats ahead of them but was just looking for some more experienced feedback, answers are much appreciated!
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