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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
- Irish Violin
- Folk Violin
- Jigs Violin
- Pop Violin
- Other Violin
- Classical Viola
- 50’s and 60’s Violin
- Classical Cello
- Folk Viola
- Folk Cello
- Irish Viola
- Irish Cello
- Jigs Viola
- Jigs Cello
- 50’s and 60’s Viola
- 50’s and 60’s Cello
- Pop Viola
- Pop Cello
- Other Viola
- Other Cello
They call me, “Mellow Cello”
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.
I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.
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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