Definitions for fingeringˈfɪŋ gər ɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

fin•ger•ingˈfɪŋ gər ɪŋ(n.)

  1. the act of a person who fingers.

  2. the action or method of using the fingers in playing on an instrument. the indication of the way the fingers are to be used in performing a piece of music.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of fingering:

1350–1400

Princeton's WordNet

  1. fingering(noun)

    the placement of the fingers for playing different notes (or sequences of notes) on a musical instrument

  2. fingering(noun)

    touching something with the fingers

Wiktionary

  1. fingering(Noun)

    The act of using one's fingers in the playing of a musical instrument.

  2. fingering(Noun)

    A specific method of using the fingers to play an instrument.

    That chord has two fingerings.

  3. fingering(Noun)

    The act of using the fingers to penetrate and sexually stimulate one's own or another person's vagina or anus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fingering

    of Finger

  2. Fingering(noun)

    the act or process of handling or touching with the fingers

  3. Fingering(noun)

    the manner of using the fingers in playing or striking the keys of an instrument of music; movement or management of the fingers in playing on a musical instrument, in typewriting, etc

  4. Fingering(noun)

    the marking of the notes of a piece of music to guide or regulate the action or use of the fingers

  5. Fingering(noun)

    delicate work made with the fingers

Freebase

  1. Fingering

    In music, fingering is the choice of which fingers and hand positions to use when playing certain musical instruments. Fingering typically changes throughout a piece; the challenge of choosing good fingering for a piece is to make the hand movements as comfortable as possible without changing hand position too often. A fingering can be the result of the working process of the composer, who puts it into the manuscript, an editor, who adds it into the printed score, or the performer, who puts his or her own fingering in the score or in performance. A substitute fingering is an alternative to the indicated fingering, not to be confused with finger substitution. Fingering also applies to other instruments, such as woodwind, brass, and stringed instruments. Depending on the instrument, not all the fingers may be used. For example, saxophonists do not use the right thumb and string instruments only use the fingers.

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