|Capo noun \ˈkā-ˌpō\
00:41A Capo is a simple device that clamps on a stringed instrument's neck to raise the pitch of all the strings at once. This allows the string musician to play in different keys without the need to retune the instrument.
Capos are primarily used in the Guitar Family and Folk Family instruments (such as the banjo), occasionally may be used on mandolins, but are never used on instruments of the Violin Family.
The Capo is perhaps the single instrument accessory that has been needlessly reinvented numerous times. They all do the same job, some a little better than others...
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