In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- She watched his fingers flash across the fingerboard of his black bass guitar.
- My fingerboard gets sticky and I get fed-up and want to sit in the garden.
- Joey had his violin on the floor, and he was trying to blow some dust off the fingerboard.
- The archlute and the chitarrone or theorbo had, in addition to the strings on the fingerboard, open bass strings on an extended neck with a second pegbox.
- Topher picked up his precious instrument and inspected the fingerboard.
- Pitch is determined by sliding the fingernail against the string rather than pressing it against a fingerboard (like violin).
- It has a fairly light basswood body, a knife edge whammy which has three springs tightened down and maple neck with a rosewood fingerboard.
- Knees bent and her head bobbing, Liadan's fingers fairly fly across the fingerboard as she bends her pick out of shape.
- He traced the flawless black ivory of the fingerboard, moving up to the tuning pegs, to continued on to curl along with the scroll at the end.
- The strings had snapped, the fingerboard was half off, the ornate bridge had shattered and the tailpiece had fallen off.
- Medieval examples do have the fingerboard, allowing a wide range of notes to be played, however without this piece, the Rebec becomes a five ‘note’ instrument, possibly being used purely as an accompanying drone.
- So, sometimes I write down names of chords, or I draw little pictures of the guitar fingerboard to show left-hand fingerings.
- He fixed her fingers in position, then placed his hand back to his own fingerboard.
- The pipa is a plucked string instrument with a fretted fingerboard.
- It has 19 strings, extra fingerboard and its sound has a unique vibrancy combining the techniques of the sitar, the sarod and the veena.
- His hands raced frenetically and gracefully up and down the fingerboard, offering now a nimble arpeggio or a powerful scale pattern.
- This huge instrument - played by a system of moveable keys pressing the strings on the fingerboard, activated by levers and pedals - in fact only sounded a mere octave lower than the cello.
- Suddenly, the bow in Taryn's hand slid up and down vigorously, her fingers flying over the fingerboards.
- On another occasion I labelled the complete fingerboard showing the notes at each and every fret position.
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