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fing ger bawrd

  • n  a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
  • n  a bank of keys on a musical instrument
  • n  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

  • Because it is played by running one finger up and down a free fingerboard, tones are produced strictly by finesse of touch, not by mechanical means.
  • For his scientific cello he mounted a conventional fingerboard and electrified bridge on a heavy wooden frame and stood the whole thing on a metal peg leg.
  • Fans took to Yepes' theme song to Rene Clement's Forbidden Games (1951), but his peers never accepted his 10-stringed fingerboard--despite the enhanced resonance under his deft .

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