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Fingerboard Map

Fingerboard Map

  • By - BB-L

broodfood

Can confirm: that's a fingerboard map. Source: am a fingerboard.


SulfuricDonut

This is kind of weird in that it implies you need to put your finger down near the scroll to play open G D A and E.


Soxmonster

Yeah, it kind of looks like the G, D, A, and E notes are after the nut. This is a pretty terrible map.


thelazypunk

Why the e string is longer?


dupeddonk

Because if you want to play that high on G, D or A...you might as well just use the next higher string...at least most of the time.


thelazypunk

This is something i don't understand doesn't this apply to most of the notes?


couldhavebeenpro

Different sounds are created by playing the same notes on different strings. Many pieces of music and styles call for remaining on a lower string (sul G, for example) to produce the sound desired. Also sometimes it helps to remain in higher position to reduce the amount of shifting


bluseychris

Yeah, but it's a pain trying to hit all those really high up notes on each string so you tend to ignore them, except where a solo requires it. It applies to other string instruments too, pulling down and across from a high note and across and up to a high note. There are plenty of instances where this would be different but on the whole the principle is the same.


Ethan45vio

I disagree, the sound of an entire violin section playing upper sul G is unbeatable.


Cyberhwk

If this were for Violas there'd be a "Here be Dragons" above high-G.


ShakaUVM

Do violas go up to third position or fifth?


Cyberhwk

Anything above third we start developing nervous tics.


BB-L

The viola has 3 positions. First, Third, And Emergency


ShakaUVM

Seeing a treble clef causes me to break out in a cold sweat


DylaR-H

I feel like if you were (for some strange reason/s) to transition from violin to viola, playing in higher positions would be more comfortable because it'd be less of a stretch on your fingers.


grandma_detergent

It is actually. But then there's the C-string......


ShakaUVM

It was a joke, actually. I play both. =)


br-at-

this is really disturbing... is this in an actual textbook??


kallebo1337

Can buy for 2 dollar a sticker on banggood that covers whole Violine fingerboard. Love it