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Wierd playing style
Unusual style of holding the fiddle
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Iaen
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 I can't say I have ever seen someone hold a fiddle this way.  He seems to have fun tho.

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Seem's he's got a good ear for it though.           violin-student 

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In some ways, it's good. A more comfortable angle and less strain on the left hand, plus a more mangeable bowing plane. Actually, Dave Swarbrick holds it a bit like this, not quite as pronounced, but his chin rests on the other side of where the chinrest is.

This one beats the lot though, imo : :)

 

 

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LOL Mr. Jim, just when I think I've seen it all!

 

There's so many different ways people have found to get the job done.

How about Leonard Smith, the one armed fiddle player.

I realize his way of doing it is by necessity, rather than choice, but thought you might enjoy seeing him play if you haven't alreadysmile

They zoom in closer to him at around the 1:53 mark.

 

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Fiddlerman
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May 16, 2013 - 7:00 am
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That's funny Jim,

Actually the guy at Brogan's Bar has a good idea. Having it that high he doesn't need to work hard to keep the violin up. And it works for him.

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but the one who needs the least."

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Scooter
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To be honest, it took me a second to actually notice the way he was holding it was different. He makes it look so natural!

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Iaen
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Scooter, actually I watched the video twice before I noticed.  I would guess he can hear what he is playing quite well in that position.  Kinda makes sense, noisy bar and a plethora of other musicians right next to him playing.  Like others said it works for him.  Just thought is was kinda weird/interesting.  

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Worldfiddler said
In some ways, it's good. A more comfortable angle and less strain on the left hand, plus a more mangeable bowing plane. Actually, Dave Swarbrick holds it a bit like this, not quite as pronounced, but his chin rests on the other side of where the chinrest is.

This one beats the lot though, imo : :)

 

 

Mr Jim dancing 

 

I'm going to give it a try roflReally

And I want his hat

Seen it all. Done it all. Can't remember most of dunno ..... What was I saying???? facepalm

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Chris
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Well, now this looks pretty normal :D

Greetings from Poland ;)

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