Fiddle or violin?

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Fiddle or violin?

  1. Fiddle

    91.7%
  2. Violin

    8.3%
  3. Don't know the difference

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    0.0%
  1. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    Which do you like better, fiddle or violin?
     
  2. Mike McK

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    Fiddle.

    Stephane Grappelli
    Vassar Clements
    Byron Berline
    Bobby Hicks
    Mark O'Connor
     
  3. KenH

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    Fiddle - Alison Krauss
     
  4. Gershom

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    I like some good fiddle.
     
  5. Gershom

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    There are times when a violin is in order. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. Gib

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    Depends on who is playing it.
     
  7. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    I play both but enjoy playing fiddle more than violin. I have to admit, though, if I'm locked up in my room all alone I can get lost in a concerto. :D Why do y'all like fiddle better? I like to listen to good fiddlers but ones that... well, are not so good, kinda get on my nerves. ;) [​IMG]

    -Alycia
     
  8. KenH

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    "Cuz I'm a bluegrass man from head to toe,
    I wanna hear the songs of Flatt & Scruggs and Bill Monroe,
    They could play so fast, they could sing so high,
    I'm a bluegrass man 'til the day I die."

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Turpius

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    I guess I choose violin, because I love classical music better.
     
  10. SaggyWoman

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    hehehehe.
     
  11. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    Do any of you play? I love to play both fiddle and classical. I have to try out for regionals in January, I think it is January, and I am NOT looking forward to it- tougher competition. [​IMG] I have only been playing about 4 years and I knew absolutely NOTHING when I started. I had no ear whatsoever. It is a good thing that I REALLY wanted to learn b/c I had nothing else to keep going on. I don't know why I wanted to learn, I had heard fiddle once and don't even know what style of fiddle it was, who it was or anything. I g2g eat so I'll finish later. ;)

    -Alycia
     
  12. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    Yeah, so as I was saying... [​IMG] I, of course, didn't know the difference between fiddle and violin so I ended up taking violin lessons. I didn't enjoy it and the only reason why I practiced was b/c I wanted to learn. Hmm, that sounds like a contradiction. Well, if you don't understand you'll just have to ignore that last statement. :confused: [​IMG] Yeah, so anyway, to make a long story short [​IMG] I've been playing fiddle for 1 year. I went to my first contest in February after I had been playing for 3 months and I got 2nd place!! :D I have had lessons about 2 1/2 years out of the 4 that I've been playing and I LOVE to play! I LOVE to listen to good fiddle music and well, yes, violin music too! [​IMG]

    -Alycia
     
  13. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    For those who don't know the difference between a fiddle and a violin, there is no difference. :eek: [​IMG] It is just the style.

    Violin is classical, orchestra, concertos, ect.
    Fiddle is country, bluegrass, hoe-downs, ect.

    -Alycia
     
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    I thought a fiddle had a red neck. :D [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] :D


    Just kidding, got that line from our violinist in the church orchestra.
     
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    A violin has strings
    a fiddles got strangs!!!!!
     
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    Is there any difference in the bow?
     
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    Good one. [​IMG]
     
  19. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    Violinist usually have their bow tighter than fiddle players.
     
  20. AZfiddler_Oct1996

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    Yeah! [​IMG] :D
     

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