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A capo, short for capo d’astro, capo tasto or capotasto [kapoˈtasto], Italian for “head of fretboard”; Spanish, capodastro [ka.po’ðas.tɾo]; French, capodastre; German, Kapodaster; Portuguese, capodastro) 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.

 

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G7th Performance 2 Guitar Capo Gold – In 2004, The Performance Original set a new standard in capo design. Players loved the way that it kept the guitar in tune, but wanted it to be small

 

Playing with a capo creates the same musical effect as retuning all strings up the same number of steps. However, using a capo only affects the open note of each string. Every other fret remains unaffected (e.g., the 7th fret of an E-string still plays a B note for any capo position at or below the 7th fret), and thus a performer does not need to adjust for or relearn the entire fretboard as they might with retuning. The scale length of the strings of an instrument affects the timbre of the strings, and thus the use of a capo may alter the tone of the instrument.

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Creative Tunings Universal Capo – SpiderCapo – The Creative Tunings SpiderCapo allows you to capo each string individually,

There is no record of who invented the capo, although Giovanni Battista Doni of Italy was the first to record the term in 1640. And James Ashborn of America was the the first to apply for a capo-related patent in 1850.

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D’Addario NS Reflex Capo Black – The NS Reflex Capo assures buzz-free, in-tune performance at any fret. The patent-pending Side-Action geometry reduces the force required to open

Different styles of capos are affixed to a guitar neck just behind the fret wire by one of several different attachment methods. Most have a rubber-covered bar that actually holds down the strings, fastened to the neck with an elastic, nylon or other fabric strap; or by a spring, screw or cam-operated clamp.

 

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Amazing Facts about Guitars

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Guitar has been giving us amazing music for a long time and it brings amazing tune almost to any songs. Want to know more about guitars, here are some amazing facts that you thought you know about the guitar. Enjoy 🙂

– The classical guitar has 6 strings.

– Parts of the guitar are described like the human body: head, neck, and body.
– The neck of the guitar has many lines on it called frets. They change the pitch of the string like keys on a piano.
– It was in the late -1800s that the modern classical guitar was developed.
– Strings used to be made from animal intestines prior to modern nylon technology.
– Many classical guita rists borrow music written for other instruments for performance since the guitar has not been around a long as some others.
– The guitar can be used to play melodies by itself or accompany other instruments and singers by playing chords.
– The guitars origins are to be found in central Asia and India.
– The oldest known representation of a guitar being played is a Hittite carving that is almost 3 and a half thousand years old.
– It is believed that the word ‘guitar’ has it’s origin in Persian. Tar means string in Persian.
– The Lute, an instrument that no doubt influenced the conception of the modern guitar, was played by the Norse hero Gunther
in the Legend of Siegfried. He played it with his toes while dying in a snake-pit.
– Nigel Tufnel of the band Spinal Tap repeated Gunthers trick in the Movie, “This Is Spinal Tap”.
– Although the guitar is generally strung with six strings, guitars can be bought with as many as 11 strings. 12 string guitars are
strung in 6 pairs of octaves. There are also different types of guitars that can have a multitude  of strings tuned to notes as drone strings as with certain slide guitar models, or strings to be plucked without fretting as with Harp guitars.
– The first electric guitar was built in the 30’s.
–  The composer Franz Schubert composed his music on guitar. He couldn’t afford a piano.
– Leo Fender, Inventor of the Stratocaster and Telecaster, wasn’t a guitarist. He played Saxophone.
– The smallest guitar in the world is 10 micrometers long. It was made by researchers at Cornell University, and when the strings are plucked by an atomic force microscope, they resonate, though inaudibly. 10 micrometers is about the same size as a blood cell, so it stands to reason that only a fairy midget could benefit from the thing’s existence.
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A music stand is a pedestal or elevated rack designed to hold a paper score or sheets of music in position for reading.[1] Most music stands for orchestral, chamber music or solo orchestra-family instruments (violin, oboe, trumpet, etc.) can be raised or lowered to accommodate seated or standing performers or performers of different heights.

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So what is the appropriate height at which a music stand should be adjusted? Though this could vary from person to person, here are some suggestions.
Here’s how to be comfortable using a stand.

– Adjust the stand to the desired height to suit your style of playing
– Most stands also lets you adjust the tilt/angle of the main plate, so make use of that feature
– Don’t place the stand such that it blocks your view of other musicians, or the audience.
– In case the stand is not height-adjustable, you may have to use a bench/stool of the right height.
– Always carry a stand light to the venue, so that there’s enough light for you to read the sheet music / lyrics. de

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Audio-Technica AT2020 Guitar Technology Diaphragm Condenser Microphone

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Guitar Microphones are the choice for studio vocals, and any instrument recording where a more “deep” sound is desired. A large diaphragm microphone generally warms up the sound of what it’s recording, which also leads to the myth that most LDMs reproduce low frequencies better than small diaphragm mics; this isn’t true, in fact, small diaphragm mics are much better at reproducing everything evenly, including bass.
Audio-Technica AT2020

 

A recommended Guitar microphone is the Guitar Center, audio technica at2020, which provides a natural sound. You can use it in your home, at a recording studio or in live performances; its cardioid studio condenser ensures low background noise.

Audio-Technica AT2020

Features

  • Condenser
  • Cardioid pattern
  • Side address
  • 16mm low-mass diaphragm
  • 20Hz-20kHz frequency response
  • 144dB SPL handling
  • Rugged body
Specifications
  • Element: Fixed-charge back plate, permanently polarized condenser
    Polar pattern: Cardioid
    Frequency response: 20-20,000Hz
    Open circuit sensitivity: -37 dB (14.1 mV) re 1V at 1 Pa
    Impedance: 100 ohms
    Maximum input sound level: 144dB SPL, 1kHz at 1% THD
    Noise: 20dB SPL
    Dynamic range (typical): 124dB, 1kHz at Max SPL
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 74dB, 1kHz at 1 Pa
    Phantom power requirements: 48V DC, 2 mA typical
    Weight: 12.1 oz.
    Dimensions: 6-1/3″ long, 2″ diameter
    Output connector: 3-pin XLRM-type
    Included accessories: Stand mount for 5/8″-27 threaded stands; 5/8″-27 to 3/8″-16 threaded adapter; soft protective pouch
    Audio-Technica case style: R7

The microphone delivers incredible sound quality for lead vocals and solo instruments and has nine selectable polar patterns, plus three attenuation levels for close-up recording or high-output sources. And three switchable bass-cut filters help to reduce wind noise and stage vibration.

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