A full capo – the most common type – is a clamp placed around your guitar’s neck to shorten all the strings, allowing you to sing and play in different keys. A partial capo shortens one or more strings, allowing you to explore alternative tunings without having to retune. Here’s a good introduction by folk singer and capo expert Harvey Reid.

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How To Choose and Use a Guitar Capo

Capos are valuable tools for changing the tuning of your guitar, and as such, you should learn how to use a capo and not view them as “cheaters.”



Review: G7th Heritage Capo

From the April 2018 issue of Acoustic Guitar | BY GREG OLWELLThe new G7th Heritage is a premium-priced capo that combines an age-old yoke device with the ... Read More...