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fingerboard

the long strip of hard wood on a violin, guitar, or related stringed instrument upon which the strings are stopped by the fingers
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Soon, a crowd had lined up to try the guitars, which were handsomely designed with a Philippine flag on their fret boards.
This sensibility led not only to the formation of Warsaw, later Joy Division, but also to one of their defining features as a band: Hook's instantly recognisable melodic bass style came about by accident, a lack of technical proficiency meaning he only learned to play with three fingers, while a cheap amp forced him to play high up the fret board to make himself heard.
D'Angelo, a massive force on the fret board, will be playing alongside blistering bassist Al Gallo and powder-keg drummer Dave Balcom under the guise of Deep 6.
Despite a tablature's seeming visual complexity, it is basically a direct representation of where to place fingers on the fret board. Also, while the guitar is one of the most popular instruments, it is one of the few in which the vast majority of its aficionados cannot read standard notation but are often adept at reading tablatures.
Strumming his guitar with BOO written across the fret board he soon had the audience singing along to songs like 23 Skidoo, that he described as an ear worm of a track.
What followed was a master class in guitar playing and a blur of fingers as Emmanuel tore around the fret board teasing out notes and hammering out heavy percussive rhythms on the guitar's soundbox, most notably in a tune entitled Mombassa, a staggering display.
But that design leads to the presence of the sound hole at the end of the fret board, which puts limits on the size of the soundboard.
"My reflexes are a lot better and my ability to concentrate and hit the notes on the fret board is as immediate as they come to my mind.
It's the perfect showcase for Rodgers' remarkable range and Ralphs' command of the fret board and this was the best version we've heard for years.
A WOMAN clad in a salwar-suit handles the fret board of a six string.
Elevating the Guitar Hero series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.
After a few metronome beats, the "lead" guitarist signalled the start of the performance by tapping the right finger on the guitar fret board. EEG electrodes attached to the guitarists' scalps picked up their brain wave patterns.