sound hole


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sound hole

n. Music
A hole in the sounding board of a stringed instrument such as a violin or guitar that improves volume and tone quality.

sound hole

n
(Instruments) any of variously shaped apertures in the sounding board of certain stringed instruments, such as the 'f' shaped holes of a violin
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Noun1.sound hole - a hole in a soundboard (as of a violin) designed to resonate with the tones
hole - an opening deliberately made in or through something
soundboard, sounding board - (music) resonator consisting of a thin board whose vibrations reinforce the sound of the instrument
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Each instrument will come with your choice of a unique replaceable carved wood sound hole cover to give it a personalized look.
His view is that it is better to genuinely dig a deep and sound hole in the ground rather than stick in a quick toe in every puddle you see.
In his "Tribute to Magritte," Del Rosario uses an old octavina as his canvas and sets the image's green apple right smack in the middle of the rondalla instrument's sound hole, leaving the fruit dangling about.
The label is just visible inside the sound hole and the machine head is stamped DRGM 186662.
Modern variations of these original designs are very prevalent, but all feature a hollow body most often made of wood with a soundboard, generally having a single sound hole, an attached fingerboard and a bridge attached more or less centrally to the soundboard to which the strings are tied.
A rear 5" sound hole amplifies the instrument's deep bass and crisp snare tones.
The resonating domain of the plates takes shape between the bridge (the force's application point) and the sound hole.
It is believed that the musician become part of the flute by placing the right index finger over the upper sound hole, acting as the bird, leaving only the left hand free to finger the notes.
He can usually be identified by his sad Pete Doherty-style straw hat and a crazed need to have a good time, even though everyone around him is dreaming of 1 shoving his fret board up his sound hole (yes, I know these are technical guitar terms, but I'm sure you get the jist).
The hole in the box is called a sound hole and lets the box resonate with the sound from the strings to make them louder.