Capo tasto
Capo tasto Ca"po tas"to [It. capotasto.] (Music) A sort of bar or movable nut, attached to the finger board of a guitar or other fretted instrument for the purpose of raising uniformly the pitch of all the strings. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • capo tasto — [ˌkapəʊ tastəʊ] noun (plural capo tastos) see capo1 …   English new terms dictionary

  • capo tasto — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Capo d'astro или Capo tasto — способ прижимания вторым или указательным пальцем левой руки несколько струн гитары разом, или машинка, накладываемая на струны на грифе, отчего строй становится выше. Caputas тоже сокращенное название, относящееся к знаку , поставленному в… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • capo — (also capo tasto) ► NOUN (pl. capos) ▪ a clamp fastened across all the strings of a fretted musical instrument to raise their tuning. ORIGIN from Italian capo tasto, head stop …   English terms dictionary

  • Capo — A capo tasto (from Italian , head and , tie or fret ), or simply capo, is a device used for shortening the strings, and hence raising the pitch, of a stringed instrument such as a guitar, mandolin or banjo. The term was used first by G.B. Doni in …   Wikipedia

  • capo — n. (in full capo tasto) (pl. capos or capo tastos) Mus. a device secured across the neck of a fretted instrument to raise equally the tuning of all strings by the required amount. Etymology: It. capo tasto head stop …   Useful english dictionary

  • capo — capo1 [ kapəʊ] (also capo tasto) noun (plural capos) a clamp fastened across all the strings of a fretted musical instrument to raise their tuning. Origin C19: from Ital. capo tasto, lit. head stop . capo2 [ kapəʊ] noun (plural …   English new terms dictionary

  • capo — {{11}}capo (1) leader of a Mafia family, 1952, from It., lit. head. {{12}}capo (2) pitch altering device for a stringed instrument, 1946, short for capo tasto (1876), from It., lit. head stop …   Etymology dictionary

  • capo — I. /ˈkeɪpoʊ/ (say kaypoh) noun a device which holds a bar across the fingerboard of a guitar, raising the pitch of all the strings so that difficult keys can be played more easily. {Italian capo tasto head stop} II. /ˈkapoʊ/ (say kahpoh) noun a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • capo — capo1 [kā′pō] n. pl. capos [short for capotasto < It, lit., chief key < capo, chief, head (< L caput, HEAD) + tasto, key < tastare, to touch < VL: see TASTE] a device fastened over the fingerboard as of a guitar to shorten the… …   English World dictionary

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