Capo for Fretted Instruments

• Jul 31, 2018 - 17:53
Reported version
Graphical (UI)
S5 - Suggestion

Please consider adding a capo function to the user interface for fretted instruments such as guitars. This function could automate the capo workaround detailed here:


Looking forward to this being released. Just one minor point: the capo fret number is normally in Arabic numerals rather than Roman – at least in tablature.

Indeed, there is no standard and definitive rule on that, hence different sources. I do not have obvious evidence, but I believe that Arabic numerals are more prevalent.

TablEdit also uses Arabic, (see image below).

My purchased song books always use Arabic and they are generally mixed TAB/notation layouts. The few books of pure notation that I have are all classical guitar and none of the pieces use a capo, (although there are full and partial barres indicated by a capital C and a Roman numeral for some measures), so I can't tell if there is a norm for notation.

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