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What genre of music do you prefer to play on your violin, viola or cello
I was wondering what your favorite genre is to play and if it has changed over time.
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cid
January 25, 2019 - 10:23 am
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What type of music do you prefer to play on your instrument? I know when I got my fiddle I thought only classical. I have changed since then, so I was wondering, what do you prefer and has it changed over time?

In the poll options, Folk is referring to older songs from whatever country you are from. In US, I think of Peter Paul and Mary, Trini Lopez, etc songs. Puff the Magic Dragon, Lemon Tree, Shenandoah, etc.

If you choose “Other”, please feel free to elaborate in a reply.

Feel free to explain why, or whatever else you would like to say, specific songs, recommend books with the music you like, etc.

This seems like a long poll, but there are three different instruments. You might prefer classical on cello and jigs on violin. I tried to allow for this. More than one answer may be selected to allow for this.

What Genrendo you prefer to play in your violin and/or viola and/or cello

  • Classical Violin(67% : 6 votes)
  • Irish Violin(56% : 5 votes)
  • Folk Violin(44% : 4 votes)
  • Jigs Violin(33% : 3 votes)
  • Pop Violin(22% : 2 votes)
  • Other Violin(22% : 2 votes)
  • Classical Viola(11% : 1 vote)
  • 50’s and 60’s Violin(11% : 1 vote)
  • Classical Cello(0% : 0 votes)
  • Folk Viola(0% : 0 votes)
  • Folk Cello(0% : 0 votes)
  • Irish Viola(0% : 0 votes)
  • Irish Cello(0% : 0 votes)
  • Jigs Viola(0% : 0 votes)
  • Jigs Cello(0% : 0 votes)
  • 50’s and 60’s Viola(0% : 0 votes)
  • 50’s and 60’s Cello(0% : 0 votes)
  • Pop Viola(0% : 0 votes)
  • Pop Cello(0% : 0 votes)
  • Other Viola(0% : 0 votes)
  • Other Cello(0% : 0 votes)
Total Voters: 9

Thank you.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Gordon Shumway
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January 25, 2019 - 10:34 am
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To the extent, if any, that this is a beginners' forum, this poll is likely to reflect that in its results. For example, I have answered classical violin, but in a year or two I may be able to add other things including viola.

Andrew

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January 25, 2019 - 10:42 am
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That is true. I have already changed in my preference for violin from when I purchased it and since I have started taking lessons and actually play it better. I went from classical to more like Irish. But I am just curious now. 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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January 25, 2019 - 10:46 am
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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.

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January 25, 2019 - 10:53 am
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bocaholly said
 D# and I are currently not good buddies. 

C Natural and I are not buddies. We really are at war with each other. On my viola and cello, C and I are friends.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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Fiddlerman
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January 27, 2019 - 12:00 pm
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I think I chose all the ones with the word "violin" in it.

It's not so much a question of genre in my particular case as good music. I believe that there are great tunes/pieces in every genre.

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January 27, 2019 - 5:41 pm
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@Fiddlerman I like your answer.

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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January 28, 2019 - 6:40 am
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I like to play jigs, reels, folk on the violin. They are my favorites to play but I will never play them as fast as they usually do laugh

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