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fret

1
the result of fretting; corrosion

fret

2
any of several small metal bars set across the fingerboard of a musical instrument of the lute, guitar, or viol family at various points along its length so as to produce the desired notes when the strings are stopped by the fingers

fret

An ornament usually in bands, but also covering broad surfaces, consisting of interlocking geometric motifs.
See also: Ornament

fret

1. An ornament, sometimes painted, incised, or raised and formed of short fillets, bands, or reglets variously combined, frequently consisting of continuous lines arranged in rectangular forms; a meander; a Greek key.
2. Similar ornamentation in which the fillets intersect at oblique angles, as often in Oriental designs.
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This is accomplished by fretting the second string at the third fret (push your finger down just behind, rather than on, the metal strip itself, so that the string is pressed against the third space on the neck).
Easy to read as a response to critics who have dissed Solondz's work as mean-spirited and/or cynical, Storytelling takes on those who fret about the artist's worthy intentions, and contends that all stories exploit their subjects--intentionally or not.
Featuring authentic materials -- including a wood neck, a rosewood fingerboard and metal frets -- the Wireless Guitar Controller is for gamers who truly want to flex their Star Power.
Jeremy Williams, of Struts & Frets, says: "Our season has been designed to expand the variety of productions on offer and to present alternatives to Shakespeare.
She frets that increased hunting threatens the species.
Also to his preference, the unfinished neck was wider and flatter; Eddie also replaced the original frets with larger fret wire.
Robert Rivinius frets these days about the ``killer B's.
Whenever you have an organism that's concentrated in one place, it's vulnerable," Boates frets.
6X-Pro features a hand-oiled mahogany neck, smooth frets and a comfortable profile for effortless playability, and classic Gibson humbuckers for incredible, traditional tone.
When John Zambetti isn't racing around Lancaster Community Hospital as an emergency-room doctor, his hands are running up and down the frets as guitarist and vocalist with the Malibooz, one of the longest-running surf outfits around.