Well, I'm realistic enough to know I am never going to be playing some backup in Nashville. His playing was amazing to me. The closest I will come to a stage is if I go to the Grand Ol' Opry and get one of those posed pictures they let you take on the center stage LOL! Maybe if I started 40 years ago? Nah, probably not even then...
"Fiddler" is a VERY broad term - not just associated with Old Time Country and Bluegrass Violinists. Many dictionaries define Fiddler simply as - someone who plays the Violin.
Isn't having great intonation, rhythm, being dependable, understanding music structure and how to use music theory to improvise, all basically universal - whether Violinist or Fiddler?
Improvisation may differ for Classical Violinists vs. Fiddlers - but the same basic principles must be learned.
I sincerely hope you become whatever type of Violinist you strive to be. 😊
If you stick with it this time, I think you will be amazed what you are capable of in a few years!
...just a hunch. 🤗
@ELCBK - Emily - totally agree with your statement - to each their own of course, but all the forms/style/genre's played on the violin take so much effort, work, practice and talent and all of them produce such beautiful music.
And, thanks for the kind words - time will tell I guess. But I can't imagine ever playing that good. Well, maybe in my dreams. I really do wish I had started a long time ago. But, as we all know, you don't get to go back, only forward...
@SiennaAViolin - I guess we all have different loves in the music field