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A strip of wood on the neck of a stringed musical instrument against which the strings are pressed in playing.


(Instruments) the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers


(ˈfɪŋ gərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

(of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.
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Noun1.fingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index fingerfingerboard - a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
signpost, guidepost - a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
2.fingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrumentfingerboard - a bank of keys on a musical instrument
accordion, piano accordion, squeeze box - a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
keyboard - device consisting of a set of keys on a piano or organ or typewriter or typesetting machine or computer or the like
pipe organ, organ - wind instrument whose sound is produced by means of pipes arranged in sets supplied with air from a bellows and controlled from a large complex musical keyboard
forte-piano, piano, pianoforte - a keyboard instrument that is played by depressing keys that cause hammers to strike tuned strings and produce sounds
3.fingerboard - a narrow strip of wood on the neck of some stringed instruments (violin or cello or guitar etc) where the strings are held against the wood with the fingers
banjo - a stringed instrument of the guitar family that has long neck and circular body
bowed stringed instrument, string - stringed instruments that are played with a bow; "the strings played superlatively well"
guitar - a stringed instrument usually having six strings; played by strumming or plucking
lute - chordophone consisting of a plucked instrument having a pear-shaped body, a usually bent neck, and a fretted fingerboard
mandolin - a stringed instrument related to the lute, usually played with a plectrum
strip - thin piece of wood or metal


[ˈfɪŋgəbɔːd] N (on piano) → teclado m; (on stringed instrument) → diapasón m
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He took the guitar a little above the fingerboard, arching his left elbow with a somewhat theatrical gesture, and, with a wink at Anisya Fedorovna, struck a single chord, pure and sonorous, and then quietly, smoothly, and confidently began playing in very slow time, not My Lady, but the well-known song: Came a maiden down the street.
Within the training area is a large campus board, fingerboard area, rock rings, punch bag and other training aids.
This gesture--Hefti prefers to label it a "shooting star"--consists of the rapid high-to-low sweep of a gradually contracting "artificial harmonic" fingering across the length of the fingerboard.
Next day I get a call asking me if I fingerboard and to come to a try out.
It takes nearly a year for most pipers to master the chanter while learning traditional songs, fingerboard sequences and musical timing.
What is the name given to the raised ridges across the fingerboard of a guitar?
That part of the market is relatively slow," Frank Reali of Safari Realty, the broker for 198 Fingerboard Road.
When stroked by a bow, a violin in fact undergoes many different kinds of vibrations through its top and bottom, its neck, its fingerboard, and around the "f-shaped holes" cut into its top.
1200, as the lack of Notre-Dame terminology suggests, it contains the first attested reference to musica falsa, the first use of the word poliphonia, the first reference to silk-stringed instruments and to the tuning of fingerboard instruments.
On the day of our visit, he wrestled with the oversized fingerboard of a ten-stringed guitar, a custom built model for a client in Italy.
The SS-0041-15 has Guatemalan rosewood back and sides, featuring various unique inlay designs: an alternate torch on the headstock and a tree-of-life on the fingerboard, both inlaid in a select abalone pearl.
For each tuning there is a page showing a first through 12th fret fingerboard diagram of "Folk Scales" while on the facing page are chord charts of the 7 "Folk Chords.