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I answered "classical". Right now my ear only understands the simpler harmonies. I'm a sucker for thirds and fifths with an occasional fourth or lead tone. Anything else fries my brain enough to make it even less likely to hit (however approximately) the correct pitch. D# and I are currently not good buddies.
Might just have to start listening to the (for me) more challenging classical stuff and hopes it grows on me.
What's 50s and 60s violin?
And we still don't have an Indian section.
And I need to look jigs up. European ones seem to be fast, but there are some slow negro jigs (Check out the Carolina Chocolate Drops). This is the latest CD I bought: -psc=1
I wish I could say I like to play music from "All" genres, but I can't.
I have found music I love from almost all around the World, whether it be Classical or Pop, traditional fiddle music or just music that could be adopted by the violin, there's usually music I would love to learn.
I don't like to admit defeat but after quite a bit of searching I haven't been able to find any Indian Carnatic or Hindustani violin music that I want to learn. It's only my personal preference.
That said, there are other areas of the World I've learned some music from that we haven't even started talking about, yet.
We could start with Spanish/Latin American and the Far East as new areas to explore, but some of our current genres can be researched further to learn other music styles linked to their Countries of origin, like Canadian Québécois to France, etc...
Oooh, and don't get me started on how our current genres need their subcategories explored... or at least mentioned - "Rock" & "Pop" have MANY, for example.
cid - you're on a roll!
What music do you mainly play?
- Other than classical
- Both in equal measure
There's a reason I pose this poll again. The original is now 2 years old, and all forums change over time, and this one isn't an exception, and my gut feeling is that Classical music has lost a lot of ground. So an updated poll might be interesting.
Having said that, I see the original poll only had 11 respondents. I'm surprised there haven't been a lot more, so perhaps I am wasting my time.
Ah, look: -
At what time of the day do you most often practice?
Perhaps this forum's heyday has been and gone? Or perhaps people just don't like polls any more.
What genre is your favorite when it comes to playing the violin/fiddle?
- Classical (39%, 1,088 Votes)
- Country (11%, 310 Votes)
- Bluegrass (10%, 267 Votes)
- Old time (8%, 221 Votes)
- Other - I'll contact you to add this very important genre. (8%, 215 Votes)
- Rock n roll (8%, 211 Votes)
- Jazz (6%, 182 Votes)
- Blues (6%, 157 Votes)
- Tango (3%, 80 Votes)
- R & B (3%, 72 Votes)
Total Voters: 2,017