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fin·ger·board

 (fĭng′gər-bôrd′)
n.
A strip of wood on the neck of a stringed musical instrument against which the strings are pressed in playing.

fingerboard

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

fin•ger•board

(ˈfɪŋ gərˌbɔrd, -ˌboʊrd)

n.
(of a violin, cello, etc.) the strip of wood on the neck against which the strings are stopped by the fingers.
[1665–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Translations

fingerboard

[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.
His technique incorporates the pianistic two-handed approach -- following a course laid by the likes of Michael Hedges and Stanley Jordan -- with multi-textured tapping and fingerboard harmonics which has become a genre all of its own.
His technique incorporates the pianistic two-handed approach with multi-textured tapping and fingerboard harmonics which has become a genre all of its own.
Staten Island: Richmond Terrace between Jersey Street and Bay Street, Jersey Street between Richmond Terrace and Victory Boulevard, Victory Boulevard between Jersey Street and Bay Street, Bay Street between Richmond Terrace and School Road, Fingerboard Road between Bay Street and Tompkins Avenue, Tompkins Avenue between Fingerboard Road and School Road, School Road between Bay Street and Staten Island Expressway, Lily Pond Avenue between Staten Island Expressway and McClean Avenue and McClean Avenue between Lily Pond Avenue and New York Avenue.
Kids of all ages can unleash their skateboarding potential by choosing between two different types of play: traditional fingerboard style or switching on the power axle and taking off with the infrared two channel remote control.
5-10 Minutes Before and After A quick rub-down of the guitar body with a soft cloth, concentrating on the top, the neck and the fingerboard before playing, ensures that you have a clean guitar to play.
If a teacher has a question about intonation, they can look at the various subtopics including the octave hand frame, fingerboard mapping and use of overtones.
Whether you are already a gigging jazz guitarist or new to the art of playing jazz, provided you know your way around the guitar fingerboard this course is for you
Allexei Grynyuk was the pianist of sweeping precision and also, looking up from the fingerboard of his cello, wringing every ounce of emotion from his body and music, was Leonard Elschenbroick.
The "violin arc "refers to the neck of a violin which has been perfected over many years of refinement to facilitate smooth and accurate motions for complete command of the violin fingerboard, i.
He assisted his student with intonation by re-setting the left hand to the position where each finger could comfortably and easily reach and press the fingerboard.
The stringless fingerboard is signed, in English and Korean, by the artist Nam June Paik.