Guitar Capos

Capos are mechanical devices which clamp across the strings of the guitar, and press them down on the fingerboard.  This raises the tuning of the guitar, as it moves down the neck toward the sound hole. A capo is essentially a movable nut, which makes playing barred type chords easier without changing chord fingering.  The key changes each time the capo advances down another fret.  For example, a C chord becomes C sharp or D flat with a capo placed just behind the first fret: at the second fret, it becomes a D chord and so on.
Capos are handy devices to have, and occupy little space in the guitar case accessory box. Most capos are adjustable or self-adjusting metal clamps, but other forms exist.

Capos are mechanical devices which clamp across the strings of the guitar, and press them down on the fingerboard.  This raises the tuning of the guitar, as it moves down the neck toward the sound hole. A capo is essentially a movable nut, which makes playing barred type chords easier without changing chord fingering.  The key changes each time the capo advances down another fret.  For example, a C chord becomes C sharp or D flat with a capo placed just behind the first fret: at the second fret, it becomes a D chord and so on.

Capos are handy devices to have, and occupy little space in the guitar case accessory box. Most capos are adjustable or self-adjusting metal clamps, but other forms exist.

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