Violin?    21:10 on Wednesday, October 07, 2009          

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Posted by tuba1

I am thinking of taking up the violin as a second instrument. I was wondering; Can I play country music on a violin? What is the difference between the violin and the fiddle? Thanks in advance for any information.

Re: Violin?    00:05 on Monday, October 12, 2009          

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Posted by asc111

you can but many people will be angry at you for not using it for classical music. and a fiddle has a difrent sound which is used for folk music.

Re: Violin?    20:18 on Monday, October 12, 2009          

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Posted by tuba1

Well I have no idea why people would be mad. I have heard country on the Violin.

Re: Violin?    05:56 on Wednesday, October 14, 2009          

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Posted by asc111

many people like me dont like the violin being tortutred by country music. no offence

Re: Violin?    16:41 on Thursday, October 15, 2009          

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Posted by diehardguy

for me, it doesnt matter to what kind of music violin to play on as long as it creates harmony and identity. it is here where we find one as an excellent musician if he is able to do it. there are many out there who employ violin to rock music and it sounds good.

Re: Violin?    20:41 on Thursday, October 15, 2009          

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Posted by tuba1

I understand what you are saying. If I bought a violin I would be playing Classical music on it anyways sinse I play in my school band.

Re: Violin?    15:10 on Friday, October 23, 2009          

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Posted by wilee1551

If you want to change the sound of your classical violin to that of a country fiddle, a set of steel fiddle strings will probably do the trick. If you are using quality strings now, you should hear a considerable difference.

Re: Violin?    08:17 on Thursday, October 29, 2009          

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Posted by dante9002001

There is no difference between violin and fiddle, fiddle is a style. Of course you can play country music with a violin, you can even use it to play rock or whatever genre you pleased. To hell with anyone who tells you how to express the instrument otherwise.

What many "fiddle" players will do however is shave the fingerboard to make it flat, which makes it easier to play chords.

Re: Violin?    11:29 on Friday, October 30, 2009          

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Posted by VietViolin

What are the differences between Violins and Fiddles? Styles, attitudes, etc?
Violin is the general name, and Fiddle is called when you play Violin the Fiddling way.
Good Violinists can play Fiddle well, but Fiddlers play only joyfull and fast pace country and folk musics.
Traditionally, Fiddlers do not take Violin lesson from teachers. They learn to play fiddle from their villagers.
Nowaday, Fiddlers are Violinists who play Fiddle musics, and Fiddlers take lesson from good violin teachers. I am a violinist, and after nearly a decade in the US, I started to play Fiddle. I play Fiddle for people who ask for Fiddle musics, for I having no reason not to play Fiddle musics. Please, go to YouTube and search for "New England Fiddle Contest" to see for yourself.


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