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Violin & Fiddle
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Chris
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October 29, 2012 - 3:39 pm
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Hi guys.
Again I have a question. :) What's thedifference between violin and fiddle? Because I've seen some videos on YT, but I still can't see the difference. What is it? Can anyone tell me? :)

Greetings from Poland ;)

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October 29, 2012 - 3:44 pm
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welcome aboard Chris. same instrument, just a different style of playing. You'll be asked that question many times in your life as a violin/fiddle player. You'll also hear things like, the fiddle dances and the violin sings.   The violin has strings and the fiddle has strangs.

Most classical players refer to it as a violin and folk players call it a fiddle but its a term that can go either way.

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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So the difference is so "easy"? :D Violin is more connected with classical music, and fiddle with folk?

Anyway thanks for help!

Greetings from Poland ;)

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Chris said
So the difference is so "easy"? :D Violin is more connected with classical music, and fiddle with folk?

Anyway thanks for help!

but its still the same instrument, tuned the same (other than some cross tunings used at times)  .  Its style, not a different instrument.

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

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