What is the meaning of the notation below the Chord notation (for example 1/2CXII or 1/2CX)?
My understanding is that the “C” stands for capo or capodastro and the roman numeral tells you what fret — so CXII means to barre (capo with your finger) the 12th fret. The 1/2 before it means just half of the strings, or the 3 treble strings. Looking at the tab should confirm this — are there notes that follow on the 12th fret of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd strings? Not necessarily only the 12th, there may be some notes fretted above the 12th fret with your other fingers.
Maybe Jeff can chime in if that’s not right…
Hope this helps,
Yes, Jeff responded. I had the fret position figured and the 1/2 makes sense now. Jeff used other examples (4/6) and it hit home.
Thanks for your input
Thanks for getting back — I was trying to remember how to notate a different number of strings, 4/6 makes perfect sense.
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