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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 2:19 pm 
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Hi David. I've been waiting for you to comeback on line. I knew you would set us all straight on getting the pronunciation right. So it not just the Liverpool District that say it as Cap as in hat and O at the end. I'm surprised, I will have to take a listen next time I jam with someone from the UK. The once or twice I've heard it said that way it's been from someone from Liverpool, it seem a bit different from the way I've heard other British people say it. But that might be a Liverpool accent on top! I wonder how the Irish might say it. Anyway that whatever you call it that you suggested the G7 CAP"O is the best! In any language!


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:27 pm 
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David..Uk1971 wrote:
It's not just in Liverpool that they say Cap (as in a hat) O........As far as I'm aware, that's what we all say in the U.K....(Wales, England, Scotland)....not sure about Ireland.
I remember hearing Roger Mcguinn say capo in the American and Australian way on his 12 string DVD and thought it sounded strange!
He also used to sing, The bells of Rhymney, pronouncing it Rim-nee, when it's actually pronounced RUM-nee. He nows sings it correctly when someone from Rhymney emailed and told him that he had pronounced it wrong, for all those years!
I only live about 15 miles from Rhymney and was gonna email him and tell him myself ( before the other fella did ) but didn't have the courage... Wish I had now, that would have been something :)

Not even Roger McGuinn can get away with mispronouncing something, huh? :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 5:59 pm 
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I prefer a Schubb as you can adjust its grip for different areas of the neck. I find it comparatively easy to line up on a fret and slide the grip into place. The only time I have trouble with the tuning is if I have it too tight or loose for that part of the neck.

Kaysers are good too (I have one) but I find them more trouble to put on and get the tuning right first time.

Drawback of the Schubb is that you can't clip it to the headstock between uses at gigs but that's a small price to pay.

PeterJ


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:17 am 
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David..Uk1971 wrote:
He also used to sing, The bells of Rhymney, pronouncing it Rim-nee, when it's actually pronounced RUM-nee. He nows sings it correctly when someone from Rhymney emailed and told him that he had pronounced it wrong, for all those years!

That is because in American English, when the letter "y" is used as a vowel, it is conventionally pronounced as the vowel "i." So as with any word, including the discussion about pronouncing "capo," unless there is something to show a particular cultural or contextural pronunciation, a person not seeing the word before will try to pronounce it in a manner consistent with his/her background and language conventions.


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:19 am 
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iiipopes wrote:
David..Uk1971 wrote:
He also used to sing, The bells of Rhymney, pronouncing it Rim-nee, when it's actually pronounced RUM-nee. He nows sings it correctly when someone from Rhymney emailed and told him that he had pronounced it wrong, for all those years!

That is because in American English, when the letter "y" is used as a vowel, it is conventionally pronounced as the vowel "i." So as with any word, including the discussion about pronouncing "capo," unless there is something to show a particular cultural or contextural pronunciation, a person not seeing the word before will try to pronounce it in a manner consistent with his/her background and language conventions.

You had me at American English. :ugeek: :idea: ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 11:48 am 
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In the U.S., a cap-o is a mob enforcer/mob lieutenant. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 12:02 pm 
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BlueRick wrote:
In the U.S., a cap-o is a mob enforcer/mob lieutenant. ;)

We have so many of those in rural GA. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:21 pm 
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So there's more to a capo than I realised!

If your in Liverpool and go around calling out ( anyone got a CaYpo) your in strife
If you go to N.Y and you go around calling out has anyone got a Cap,po you wake up with the fishes, or might insult a gangster . But if you ever come to Australia and go calling out ( whatever), More than likely someone will say, Mate just settle down lets go and grab a beer instead! That's the way it's done over here, the Capo will turn up in it's due course. :lol: :lol:

I didn't think there was much to know about ''capos'' there easy to work out! DOH
Getting my head around everyone else's vernacular is not so simple, if you want to stay safe it's not so easy. I wouldn't want to offended a high ranking mobster that's for sure.

Once when I was young probably only 12-13 years old I had take my guitar to a fairly less affluent hood! Just prior to having to walk past a group of rough looking lads much older than I. :idea: :idea: I wrapped my capo around my fist like a mobsters set of brass knuckles, I never had to use it as I walked past with as little eye contact as possible! But I'm sure the capo would have been a substitute for brass knuckles :o


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:36 pm 
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I think I'll just call it the "key-switchin'-clamp-device." Yeah, I'll write my master thesis on that.


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 Post subject: Re: Capo for the Ric
 Post Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:50 pm 
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Ain'tGotNoPokemon wrote:
I think I'll just call it the "key-switchin'-clamp-device." Yeah, I'll write my master thesis on that.



:lol: :lol: After you finished your doctorate/thesis, you can go out and quickly grab a G7 ''capo'', even by then I doubt a better one will exist! :lol: :lol:


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