Difference Between a Violin and a Fiddle

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  • #4747
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    John (BGD)
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    It’s a fiddle when shop her and a violin when selling her;)

    #34167
    Rock
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    Nice poster, John! I would like that hanging on my wall! While playing “These Are The Days”, do you know the song?

    #34171
    nagumaq
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    ha ha ! Classic !
    A violin plays one string at a time , the fiddle plays sometimes 3…

    A violin bridge is curvy and a fiddle bridge is flat …

    A violin ends up on the wall in a glass box , in a museum , a fiddle is anywhere between here and there, travels outside and usually find them self waiting for a next fiddler in a closet somewhere …
    Just a few ,
    Gu

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    John (BGD)
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    Good ones!

    “The violin slurs; the fiddle shuffles.” ~BGD

    #34187
    nagumaq
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    [quote=34171]A violin bridge is curvy and a fiddle bridge is flat …[/quote]
    Curvy like an ocean wave , Flat like a dance floor :O)
    Gu

    #34188
    fran h
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    It actually has to do with the neck  section of the instrument. . . most violins have black neck  pieces but fiddles ALWAYS come with red necks.

    . . . no one cares if you spill beer on a fiddle

    #34190
    Rock
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    About ten thousand dollars!

    #34193
    nagumaq
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    Good one Rock and fran ! LOL haha
    Gu

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    Angela
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    Violin doesn’t want to chip her nails; a fiddle doesn’t mind a little dirt under them.

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    John (BGD)
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    A violinist in a three piece suit is called “The Maestro.” A fiddler in a three piece suit is called “The Defendant.”

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    John (BGD)
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    A violinist’s eyes sparkle when you aim the spotlight onto the stage. A fiddler’s eyes sparkle when you aim the spotlight into his ears.

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    John (BGD)
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    About 40 IQ points

    #34207
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    John (BGD)
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    The violin has strings; the fiddle has strangs…

    #34208
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    John (BGD)
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    A fiddler slows down when you put sheet music in front of him.

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    John (BGD)
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    A fiddler and a violinist were sentenced to death, and were standing by the gallows. The hangman asked them both if he had any last requests. The fiddler said, “Yes, I just want to play ‘Whiskey Before Breakfast’ one more time before The violinist said, “Yes, I would like to be the first one to go.”

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    John (BGD)
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    A violinist wins the lottery and decides to retire. A fiddler wins the lottery and decided to keep playing gigs until the money runs out.

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    John (BGD)
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    You can make good money playing the violin.

    #34215

    Ha,ha… many good ones… keep on fiddeling around!

    #34217
    rodger
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    Old violin players never die, they just go out of tune.

    Old fiddlers never die, they just smell that way.

    (because they’re always in a jam)

    #34219
    Rock
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    Funny funny thread, I think ya’ll have covered all of them! :) :)

    #34227
    nagumaq
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    Too funny ! thanks for the good humor, all this has got me thinking , and so I remembered the other night I did a Jean Carignan night , about 2 hours of his songs and videos and in one of his interviews , he sais, to be able to play the fiddle in the style that I do one would have to hold their bow like a “Violinist ” , he said it about 3 times ! And demonstrated how other ways of holding the bow would just limit a player… I found it interesting…Something to keep in mind , the other night I also coached a young fiddler and I showed her how to hold her bow like a violinist and she said ” Non, je veux jouer du country ” I want to play country she said, so I told her , to hold it close as possible to how I showed her and but to be comfortable fort sure was most important , I ll have to show her the jean video !
    So after all that , my question was, is it possible to have half breeds !
    You know like half violin and half fiddle, what would we call that now ! lol, a vi-ddle …That just shouldnt be allowed ! Just joking .
    Gu

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    peggys
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    These are all great LOL!  Thanks for the giggles ;)

    I’ve been asked that question several times and it prompted a little writing…

    I know this belongs in another area but I saw the title and it matches something I wrote a few years ago.   This came together very quickly but I’ve never taken the time to polish it up.

    What’s The Difference

    High school sweethearts sharing the same music room,

    He calls his a fiddle but she plays the violin

    Drawn together by the notes set out on the page

    held together by the town they’re living in

    So many hours and days spent together,

    Such a difference in the way they play

    Can you tell me, what’s the difference between a fiddle and violin anyway?

     

    They both rosin the bow, take a deep breath

    And give thanks for the time they share together

    They draw once, twice and again across the strings

    They take turns hearing what each heart sings

    High school is over, her ambitions take her far

    She’s drawn to a violin in the city, big town living and a fancy car

    Her mind still drifts back to her past now and again

    As she contemplates the difference between a fiddle and violin

     

    They both rosin the bow, take a deep breath

    And give thanks for the time they share together

    They draw once, twice and again across the strings

    They take turns hearing what each heart sings

    With no desire for the big life, he’s not going far

    Enjoying his small town gigs, dances and Saturday nights down at the bar

    He never forgets the joy from the music room they were in

    He knew there was no difference between a fiddle and violin

     

    They both rosin the bow, take a deep breath

    And give thanks for the time they share together

    They draw once, twice and again across the strings

    They take turns hearing what each heart sings

    The years pas by, as they will day by day

    She comes home hoping to find what she let slip away

    Although meeting by chance, they both feel the same way

    Now they both know, there’s no difference between a violin and fiddle anyway

    They both rosin the bow, take a deep breath

    And give thanks for the time they share together

    They draw once, twice and again across the strings

    They take turns hearing what each heart sings

     

     

     

     

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    #34253
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    John (BGD)
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    Peggy, that was a really sweet poem. I think it is beautiful!

    Gu, Henry the Fiddler turned me onto Jean Carignan last June. He is completely awesome. There are a lot of different violin holds. Jean was saying that it was hard to play his style if you choke up on the bow and grip the actual hairs.

    #34256
    Rock
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    Peggy, I loved your poem! :)

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