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Violin fingerboard issue

It's hard to tell from the photographs* whether the entire neck has 'simply' sheared off, or whether there's some body collapse to go with it. Either way, it needs a professional. Price up the cost of ...
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Violin fingerboard issue

Looks like the whole neck has become detached from the body. If that was the original repair, it's back to the shop - either for a refund, or for the job done properly. If for another, unrelated ...
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What to call finger positions on fretless bass?

On a fretless bass, you'd refer to "frets" as that is the reference frame there. Violinists have "positions" which basically only reference the index finger location (as you are playing on just one ...
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Violin fingerboard issue

If you consider that: The instrument is not worth a proper (i.e. expensive) repair You cannot afford a repair or a new instrument (at least for now) You really need to continue your practice You can ...
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Fretless rosewood fingerboard care

Rosewood simply is a bit too soft to endure most bass strings, no matter how gentle you play. But different types of string cause very different amounts of abrasion: Standard roundwound strings are ...
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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?

As phoog has said, this issue is common to stringed instruments. I play the guitar and learning all the notes along the freboard requires hard work, memorization and lots of practice. I don't even ...
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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?

I would like to be able to clearly make out every note on the fingerboard when I look at sheet music. Sheet music does not generally indicate which string a given note is played on. Some notes will ...
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Violin fingerboard issue

This kind of lifting of the heel off of the button is often caused by an poorly fitted neck joint. If the heel isn't fitted flush to the end block when the instrument is made, the gap gets filled with ...
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What to call finger positions on fretless bass?

I believe you need to specifically say the note. Saying the fret on a fretless doesn't have much meaning due to the requirement of needing to know exactly where your finger needs to be to give you ...
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Playing Violin fingering

The distance for each note on the fingerboard is dependent on each instrument's setup and string height above the fingerboard, and varies from instrument to instrument. Each instrument has to be ...
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Fingering for fast playing notes on the same fret, but different string

this is actually a problem that comes up a TON in sweep picking. players are supposed to play 2 sometimes 3 adjacent notes across different strings in rapid succession while still sounding smooth and ...
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Fingering for fast playing notes on the same fret, but different string

Why don't you just use one finger for that fret? For instance, in the first line of your tab, use your first finger as a barre on the 12th fret, and play the 15th and 14th frets using your 3rd or 4th ...
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