What is Capo?

@Mirsya (521)
Indonesia
May 13, 2008 12:41am CST
I used to look for guitar chord. Some of the chords tell me that I have to use capo. I don't know what it means. Can anybody help me?
2 responses
@pitstop (7228)
• India
17 Jul 08
DOUGWEST got it right Here's a link you will find very useful http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capo
@Mirsya (521)
• Indonesia
17 Jul 08
Thanks a lot. Now I know what it is.
• Philippines
11 Apr 11
Actually you can use a capo in the middle of a bar gig while trying to find easier chords when you need to transpose from one pitch to another (except going lower than the standard tune)without changing the actual chords you use, it pretty works well for me
• United States
13 Jul 08
A capo is used to change the tone of the guitar or any stringed insterment. allowing the player to play in one cord or key on the neck but sounding another, in other words put the capo on the 5th fret and play in G you will actually be playing in C. It makes it easier for people who has a limited cord use to be able to play in flats as well as sharps. Doug
@Mirsya (521)
• Indonesia
17 Jul 08
Gosh, Thank you. I got it now.