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What is a capo? Who uses them? Should you?

Don't let anyone tell you not to use a capo without exploring the options.  They are handy for beginners who don't have an extensive repertoire of chord shapes but elite professionals like Tommy Emmanuel, James Taylor and more use capos to achieve chord voicings that would otherwise be impossible.  I'll post some examples of guitar players using capos to make the impossible possible. 

Here's an excerpt from the Wiki:


A capo (short for capodastro, capo tasto or capotasto[kapoˈtasto], Italian for "head of fretboard"; Spanish: cejilla[θe.ˈxi.ʝa] or capodastro; French: capodastre; German: Kapodaster; Portuguese: capodastro, Serbo-Croatian: kapodaster; Greek: kapotasta) is a device used on the neck of a stringed (typically fretted) instrument to shorten the playable length of the strings, hence raising the pitch. It is a common tool for players of guitars, mandolins, mandolas, banjos, ukuleles and bouzoukis. The word derives from the Italian "capotasto"…

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