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A guitar is the dream of millions of music lovers. It is one of the most stylish instruments, and it plays a significant role in rock music, country music, and pop. More recognized as a stringed-instrument, the guitar is played by producing vibration on the strings, which in turn blows air into the sound hole. However, the electric guitars rely on the amplifier that has the ability to electronically boost up the sound quality. A guitar has a variety of guitar accessories for holding and playing it in the right chord with the maximum level of comfort. As a beginner, make sure that you use the required accessories to catch the right mood of song.

Capotasto, or in short 'capo', are clipped onto the fret board with spring tensions, since this helps to change the pitch of open strings. Capo enables the guitarist to heighten the pitch of the guitar sound by clipping the capo just below the first fret on the fret board. It can be stated that the capos enables the player to play in different keys, without changing the chord formations.

This is a more helpful way of adjusting the pitch of the musical enigma. The best attribute of the capos is that the pitch or the key of the guitar can be changed without having to worry about changing the keys themselves. However, always make sure that you place the capos as close to the guitar as possible. When you use the capos, you do not need to learn the song in different keys, only that the accompanying singers sing at different pitches. 'Plectrum', also known as 'pick', is a small piece of hard material held in the right hand between the thumb and the index finger to pick or play the strings.

The first plastic pick originated in the year 1922, and was created by D'Andrea Picks. The pick is important for both electric and acoustic guitars. Nowadays, the plastic picks are the high-demand picks, but previously, the picks were mostly made out of wood, bone, steel or tortoise shells. Some picks are known as thumb picks or finger picks, which cover the finger tips and are employed mostly for the Hawaiian guitars. Picks are available in both thick and thin forms.

There is a huge controversy over the benefits of thick and thin picks. Thinner picks are said to produce an excellent range, from soft to loud. On the other hand, thick picks produce brighter sounds.

However, throughout the years, the thicker picks have won an edge over thinner picks. Thinner picks usually give out less controllable and heavier sound, while thicker picks blow out more delicate and controlled tones. The slides are preferably used in rock or jazz music to create the 'Hawaiian' magical effect, and are one of the significant guitar accessories. The slides look like knife blades, the neck of a bottle, or a round metal bar. Modern slides are made out of ceramic, plastic, brass, steel, and chrome, but the material of the slides completely depends upon the tone and weight desired by the guitarist.

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