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7. Capos

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CapoFrom “Capotasto” (Italian), meaning the head of the fretboard - a capo is a device that clamps across a fretboard in order to uniformly raise the pitch of the strings.
capo
is a cunningly simple device for changing the pitch of a guitar (or bass) without the need for retuning – particularly useful when transposing a song to suit the voice while still using ‘ringy’ open chords. Usually, it takes the form of a rubber-covered metal
BarA fundamental unit of musical form consisting of a number of beats, usually 4 or 3, as defined by the time signature.
bar
placed across the strings and held in place by a metal clamp or a strip of elastic.

There’s not really a lot to know about the
CapoFrom “Capotasto” (Italian), meaning the head of the fretboard - a capo is a device that clamps across a fretboard in order to uniformly raise the pitch of the strings.
capo
, but it’s always worth remembering to check that your chosen model will actually fit your guitar. A
CapoFrom “Capotasto” (Italian), meaning the head of the fretboard - a capo is a device that clamps across a fretboard in order to uniformly raise the pitch of the strings.
capo
designed for a Fender Stratocaster may not always fit a classical acoustic guitar and vice versa.

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