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    Priscilla Gaskins
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    why do you prefer one over the other? I have always preferred classical music overall-I grew up listening to fiddle music on the old time country tv shows like Hee-Haw-One thing I have noticed with my playing is that it is easier to memorize fiddle music-but I still prefer classical violin

    #16473

    Marlayum
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    I love fiddle, especially gypsy fiddle and bluegrass, but now that I have started learning the basics (I am neither fiddler nor violinist quite yet) I have gained a great appreciation for the classics and listen to classical violin with an insatiable appetite….perhaps it is the clear, singing tones and complexity that draws me in. I keep discovering more and more. The violin/fiddle is so versatile!

    #16578

    Priscilla Gaskins
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    Although I don’t mind fiddle music the violin just seems more classy seems like I am insulting my violin with that music- need to get me a second violin for fiddle musis

    #16594

    Christie Morehouse
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    I love all kinds of violin music, except may ‘elevator music’.

    #16595

    Christie Morehouse
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    Maybe not hatd rock violin eithe

    #16602

    Marlayum
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    Priscilla Gaskins, perhaps you need to listen to a true gypsy play and you may not feel so bad for you violin if you play it like he does (I cannot yet!)

    #16623

    b4reich
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    I play both classical and fiddle styles. I find both have merit and are useful. It all depends on the mood you’re setting with a particular song.

    #16846

    Musicloverk
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    I prefer classical music for listening most of the time but my own playing is not up to the standard that I most enjoy hearing, mainly due, I now know, to left hand tension and thus need for better vibrato. It seems like I feel more serious when playing classical. Fiddle playing seems more fun and I seem to relax and enjoy playing it more, although in small short doses. It helps remind me of the skills that I have retained after so many years of not playing, which seem to be bowing technique and crossing strings and an ear for good intonation. It is a good fun break when I get too serious and discouraged with my sound on classical numbers.

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