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February 15th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

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Can you play You Belong With Me by Taylor Swift on the guitar without that guitar string clip or something?

it's like a clip hanger to put on a part of your guitar strings?

Everyone has already said it is a capo!

This is the meaning of the word:

bar across guitar strings: a small movable bar fitted across all the strings of a guitar or similar instrument to raise the pitch

A capo tasto (from Italian capo, "head" and tasto, "tie or fret"), or simply capo, is a device used for shortening the strings, and hence raising the pitch, of a stringed instrument such as a guitar, mandolin or banjo. The term was used first by G.B. Doni in his Annotazioni of 1640, although usage of the capo likely began earlier in the 17th-century.Alternative terms are capo d'astro and capodastro, also Italian.

There are several different styles of capo available, utilizing a range of mechanisms, but most use a rubber-covered bar to hold down the strings, fastened with a strip of elastic or nylon, a cam-operated metal clamp, or another device.

A Shubb capo which uses a lever operated over-centre locking action clamp
A G7th Capo Company capo which uses a wrap spring clutch
A makeshift guitar capoCapos are used to change the key and pitch of the open strings of a guitar without having to adjust the strings with the tuning keys. The pitch of fretted notes does not change; only the open, unfretted strings are affected. It should be noted that the capo is placed as close to the fret as possible; some practitioners recommend placing the modern clamp-style capos directly on the fret, rather than behind it.

It won't sound the same with out one. You can get one from any good music store, so I would say getting one is a good idea!

Understanding Flamenco - intro to flamenco guitar-clip 08-10

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