FORUM

Check out our Forum Rules. Lets keep this forum an enjoyable place to visit.

A A A
Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

sp_LogInOut Log In sp_Registration Register

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_TopicIcon
Violin & Fiddle
Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 Topic Rating: 0 (0 votes) 
Avatar
Chris
Poland
Member
Members
October 29, 2012 - 3:39 pm
Member Since: September 16, 2012
Forum Posts: 22
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hi guys.
Again I have a question. :) What's thedifference between violin and fiddle? Because I've seen some videos on YT, but I still can't see the difference. What is it? Can anyone tell me? :)

Greetings from Poland ;)

Avatar
Barry
Members

Regulars
October 29, 2012 - 3:44 pm
Member Since: June 30, 2011
Forum Posts: 2673
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

welcome aboard Chris. same instrument, just a different style of playing. You'll be asked that question many times in your life as a violin/fiddle player. You'll also hear things like, the fiddle dances and the violin sings.   The violin has strings and the fiddle has strangs.

Most classical players refer to it as a violin and folk players call it a fiddle but its a term that can go either way.

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

Avatar
Chris
Poland
Member
Members
October 29, 2012 - 4:05 pm
Member Since: September 16, 2012
Forum Posts: 22
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

So the difference is so "easy"? :D Violin is more connected with classical music, and fiddle with folk?

Anyway thanks for help!

Greetings from Poland ;)

Avatar
Barry
Members

Regulars
October 29, 2012 - 4:16 pm
Member Since: June 30, 2011
Forum Posts: 2673
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Chris said
So the difference is so "easy"? :D Violin is more connected with classical music, and fiddle with folk?

Anyway thanks for help!

but its still the same instrument, tuned the same (other than some cross tunings used at times)  .  Its style, not a different instrument.

There is no shame in playing twinkle, youre playing Mozart

Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 231

Currently Online: HP, Gordon Shumway, steveduf, DennisS
57 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
sp_BirthdayIcon
Today None
Upcoming AndrewAllanRoberts, uncledave, DanielB, pchoppin, Kmmoon

Top Posters:

Mad_Wed: 2849

Barry: 2673

Fiddlestix: 2647

Oliver: 2439

DanielB: 2379

Kevin M.: 1969

damfino: 1890

cdennyb: 1814

TerryT: 1726

Ferret: 1575

Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 2

Members: 18700

Moderators: 0

Admins: 6

Forum Stats:

Groups: 16

Forums: 58

Topics: 7562

Posts: 94778

Newest Members:

patrickqu4, jimvh3, codynk11, esperanzauc11, reneva16, kayesy69

Administrators: Fiddlerman: 13968, KindaScratchy: 1732, coolpinkone: 4168, BillyG: 2743, MrsFiddlerman: 0, Jimmie Bjorling: 0