Sunday, 31 May 2020

Capos On The Brain

quote [ Guitar capos, little devices that raise the pitch of a stringed instrument, are simple accessories with a surprising legacy of innovation. ]

Can't write a song strap the capo on
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[by ScoobySnacks@5:03amGMT]


backSLIDER said @ 5:40pm GMT on 31st May
Music stuff boggles my mind. From a mechanics point of view y'all pay way too much for ideas that aren't very difficult. It's like bus drivers who have no idea how air brakes work. Or pilots who don't understand air pressure. How can an entire industry have so little understanding of what they are doing and be so much trends and fashion.
C18H27NO3 said @ 7:45pm GMT on 31st May
I can't tell if you're being snarky.
yogi said[2] @ 4:07am GMT on 1st Jun
An excellent article. Thanks for posting.

I’ve used capos ever since I started playing, 54 years ago. Back then the capo I had was a steel bar wrapped in a tube of flexible plastic, and across that was an elastic strip which wrapped around underneath the neck and went over a small protuberance at the others end Instead of having to transpose, the capo helps one find one’s voice and play in a familiar chord sequence.

Transposing is fun, in some cases. But I even use a capo on my bass guitar. I use Shubbs—they’re easy. The Keysers hurt my arthritic thumb. There’s a G7, which I think is just awful.

The Colorado capo looks very interesting....

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