whats the use of Capo

Discussion in 'Beginner's Q&A Forum' started by Yousuf_guitar, Aug 2, 2004.

  1. Yousuf_guitar

    Yousuf_guitar New Member

    my question is what is the the use of capo?
    could it be shifted while playing?
    doset help playing chords like (334553)??
    please reply back soon
    Yousuf ***************
  2. ananth222

    ananth222 Beginner

    A capo is used to hold down all the strings of the guitar at a particular fret, so that the "open" strings will play higher notes. This will help you to play barre chords as open chords.
    For instance, the G barre chord is 355433. If you place the capo on the 3rd fret, then you can hold the open E chord shape to get the G chord.
    However, I do not recommend using a capo'ed chord instead of a barre chord, cos most times the rhythm effect produced by quick damping (by lifting ur left hand a little bit) of a barre chord cannot be reproduced with open chords.
    I find the capo most useful when playing picking or arpeggio style songs, such as Scarborough Fair by simon and Garfunkel.
    And the capo CANNOT be moved in the middle of a song.
  3. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    A capo is use t oincrease the pitch of the guitar without tuning it high..
  4. rajscorps

    rajscorps Kaput

    You will find people using a capo mostly when singing. The primary purpose of a capo is to alter the pitch so that it suits the vocal range.

  5. jayanth

    jayanth <.: : Call Quits : :.>

    True.. .Also for people with little fingers..

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