I started out with Fiddle and although some classical pieces are beautiful it seems like you have to be rigid and spend YEARS on technical stuff before any real music happens. Fiddle music can be very demanding but is way more fun and happy. I like just sitting around and fiddling around after dinner outside in the gazebo. I like working out different tunes and songs that appeal to me. I started with a Fiddle Teacher one of the best for about a year until he passed away otherwise I would still be with him. I made more progress with him in the short time we had together than I would have with any other teacher. Now I use online sources and YouTube Videos and meet regularly with like minded friends for a Slow Jam.