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Playing the fiddle compared to the guitar > Its like playing the guitar upside down > with the open string notes and scales. This whole fiddle thing gots lots of things going on >> SWEET!!!!

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Congratulation's on making the switch, Rick. I started the other way around, I started with violin at 4 year's old, then switched to guitar for about 45 year's, now 59 year's later I'm back on violin.

I wish you success and many year's of joy in your new endeavor. Happy fiddlin.

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My fingers got a little confused now and then the first couple of days, but after that I've had no problems switching back and forth between guitar and violin/fiddle.  And you are correct, StoneDog, a lot of licks and tricks you know from guitar can be done pretty easy on violin by just fingering them "upside down", as you mentioned.

And think about how big your hands would have to be to reach as many notes on a guitar as you can reach on a violin/fiddle. LOL

"This young wine may have a lot of tannins now, but in 5 or 10 years it is going to be spectacular, despite the fact that right now it tastes like crude oil. You know this is how it is supposed to taste at this stage of development." ~ Itzhak Perlman

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This Fiddle thing is kicking my A$$!!! > It is almost like if I was young again > a virgin at that > down some dark alley in Pittsburgh and this Angel of the Night comes up to me and takes me to a place I have never been > So SWEET yet so STRANGE > Yep, this Fiddle thing is NUTs!! > I have always wondered what is the difference between a Violin and a Fiddle?? > I give up > I just tell myself its time to play the Viddle.

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The main difference between violin and fiddle is the same difference between champagne and moonshine.cheers

"If you practice with your hands you must practice all day. Practice with your mind and you can accomplish the same amount in minutes." Nathan Milstein

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cdennyb said
The main difference between violin and fiddle is the same difference between champagne and moonshine.cheers

Yep!! > There it is > SWEET!!!!

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