Questions tagged [fingerboard]

The fingerboard (also known as a fretboard on fretted instruments) is a part of most stringed instruments. It is a thin, long strip of material, usually wood, that is laminated to the front of the neck of an instrument.

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Violin fingerboard issue

I know something is wrong with my fingerboard and I'm attaching a photo here. The fingerboard is too low with no projection at all. I don't know if this is the right place to ask. I had given my ...
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How would this chart continue going down all the way to the end of the finger board and continue to relate into the staff?

How would this chart continue all the way down the finger board? I cannot figure out how to discern notes that would look identical from each other on the staff.
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Playing Violin fingering

I am playing violin with open strings but can not do with fingering, while doing fingering I am not placing fingers in right positions, how do I place fingers in right positions? Is there any measures ...
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Fingering for fast playing notes on the same fret, but different string

Sorry, I couldn't think of a more precise title. In some songs I encounter parts where I play two single notes on the same fret but, for example, 12th fret on the b and e string in fast progression. ...
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Why are guitar fret boards wider at the 12 fret than at the nut? [duplicate]

Why are fret boards wider near the bridge and taper of when it gets to the nut? Is this the case with most guitars and if so why. Just for reference I'm referring to this guitar that mentions it is ...
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Fretless rosewood fingerboard care

I own a new Ibanez SRF700 fretless bass guitar, which has a rosewood fingerboard. I have noticed some light scratching on the fingerboard where I’ve dug in harder than I should. I am working on ...
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What to call finger positions on fretless bass?

Guitarists typically refer to finger positions as “frets.” For example, you can refer to the lowest G on a guitar as “the third fret of the E string.” What’s the analogous terminology for a fretless ...