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F-holes   The sound holes of the violin and the cello. The holes look like the letter F in shape.  
Fiddle   The colloquial name for the Violin.  
Finger holes   The holes of a wind instrument, which are stopped either with fingers or by keys.  
Fingerboard   The stem of a stringed instrument, over which the strings pass and which are pressed by the fingers to produce musical notes. The fingerboard may be plain, as in the Violin and Sarod, or fretted, as in the Veena and Sitar.  
Fingering   The technique of the use of fingers in any musical instrument.  
Flute   A wind instrument, considered a divine one, on account of its associations with Lord Krishna. It is among the oldest instruments known in India and consists of a hollow bamboo cylinder with finger holes and a blowhole. The Indian flute is a simple cylindrical tube of bamboo, one end closed, about fourteen or fifteen inches long, unlike the European flute, which is made usually from wood or metal. The European flute has keys whereas the Indian flute has no keys.  
Folk music   The music of the masses of the nation. The Indian folk musical tradition is very close to its classical inheritance. Besides being bewilderingly rich and varied in a country with a single culture, spread across highly varied lifestyles and geographical and ethnic traditions, the folk song and dance tradition form a bottomless mine of rich and creative vitality. There is a folk song associated with practically every event in life. Rites of passage, festivals and seasons - each of these has a distinctive form of music associated with them.  
Fundamental Note   The basic vibration frequency of a plucked string.

            

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