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A Fret Board is the board (often wood) below the strings of a stringed instrument.  In particular it does refer to the only the area of those strings where the strings can be held down by the fingers of a musician in order to provide  different notes or chords.

Musicord Software Note

The Musicord Software shown below for Windows, does allow chord display and chord fingering for string instruments for bar chord usage or capo usage.  In fact, the image below shows an invisible capo in use - or also how to finger a bar chord at that point.


Now Available !  Musicord Version 3 software for Windows
Shows chords and chord fingerings for
Keyboard and many stringed instruments

screen shot of musicord software ehowing E major chord

(note: actual screen size is larger in usage)

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