- a clamp that players place behind a fret across the strings to change the tone that the strings produce without re-tuning. Use of a capo allows less developed players to change keys easily. Capos allow more developed players to play specific voicings for particular effect.
- a small, flat object held between the thumb & index finger that’s used to strike the strings of an instrument. Usually triangular, teardrop shaped, or some shape between the two, flatpicks can be made of tortoise shell (now rare & illegal to produce & sell), stone, wood, metal or felt, but is usually plastic (“FLATPICK” is also a verb meaning to use a flatpick).
- a padded, fitted, instrument bag that gives modest protection.