Definition of fingerboard in English:


Line breaks: fin¦ger|board
Pronunciation: /ˈfɪŋgəbɔːd


  • A flat or roughly flat strip on the neck of a stringed instrument, against which the strings are pressed to shorten the vibrating length and produce notes of higher pitches.
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    • The archlute and the chitarrone or theorbo had, in addition to the strings on the fingerboard, open bass strings on an extended neck with a second pegbox.
    • This huge instrument - played by a system of moveable keys pressing the strings on the fingerboard, activated by levers and pedals - in fact only sounded a mere octave lower than the cello.
    • Pitch is determined by sliding the fingernail against the string rather than pressing it against a fingerboard (like violin).

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