#1
im trying to play some song, but the tab says i need to put a capo on the 2nd fret. what is it for?
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#2
haha no wories man im a newb too lol um its a strap kinda like 5$ bucks... ne music shop has one it holds down a cupple strings so they dont play that way its easy to play a cord if you get a nice one you can change it quick even during a song
#3
YOU'RE SO DUMB YOU NOOB!!!

haha jk...a capo is a device that holds down all the strings on a certain fret
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#4
It's a kinda clamp that clips over a particular fret, it basically ensures (in this particular instance) that all your open notes are played on the second fret.
#5
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haha jk...a capo is a device that holds down all the strings on a certain fret

Yes.

it looks like this:
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#6
it is used to raise the key of the song, if you can sing low enough, then you don't need to capo it at all. But if you wanna play with the song or sing with the song you'll need a capo
#7
why do you need a capo? its just to play in a different key. Just go to a different tuning or something
#9
ohhhh ok sweet, haha thank guys
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#10
a capo is a strap/clamp that holds all the strings down to raise the pitch of the guitar Like this

*edit* Oh beat me to it,
#11
Quote by Kartman
Yes.

it looks like this:


I would definitely recommend one of this design. Shubb's are good capo-ers. There's a few other designs, but they tend to mess up your tuning a little bit and longterm use can mess up your neck. These don't have any such problems.
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#12
so it basically lets you play at a higher tuning? or something? octave or whatever
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