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Old 10-16-2020, 08:17 PM
Lewis Lewis is offline
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Originally Posted by Dave Higham View Post
How do you differentiate between a violin and a fiddle. As far as I know it's the same instrument. Classical players call it a violin; those who play traditional music, folk, bluegrass, old-time, etc call it a fiddle. Trad musicians also sometimes use different tunings and have different styles of playing but it's the same instrument. I have a friend who plays both, so when he changes from classical to trad does his violin become a fiddle?
A violin has “strings” and a fiddle has “strangs”.

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