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    Default Where to buy fiddles

    Need help , anyone here seen a fiddle on sale in singapore? i only see violins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fintan
    Need help , anyone here seen a fiddle on sale in singapore? i only see violins.
    When you see violins, don't they sell fiddles as well?
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    Default Re: Where to buy fiddles

    Have you tried the shop in Esplanade? I saw some violins there, maybe got fiddles too.
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    hmmm... i tot violin = fiddles?

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    nope sounds different. Fiddles sound abit rougher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fintan
    nope sounds different. Fiddles sound abit rougher.
    rougher har..... buy the cheapo 60 dollar made in china violin then sound rough liao lor.....

    anyways, how you tell the difference? just by sound?

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    listen to country music. Fiddles got that "friction" sound i guess.

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    Sorry..I am quite a fan of old school jazz thus I am into the likes of Stefan Grappelli..etc and into bluegrass and jazz fused western style like Roy Clark, Vassar Clements...etc to modern players like Mark O'Connor. What I do know is that the only difference between a violin and a fiddle is the setup and style of play by the instrumentalist. A fiddle is from what I know (I might be wrong all this time..which is a real kick in the head! heheh ) is a more a Western American term for a violin. A person who plays one can be called called fiddler or violinist. The style is disintintive in that a violin player is more classically trained and technical manner to playing (and also the original name for this instrument as it was invented in classical europe along with similar string instruments like the viola or cello..eg)where as one playing a fiddle is more of a casual impromtu style with a bit of a freeform twang. If I explained it correctly. So in effect you can find a violin or a fiddle in any of the better music shops in Singapore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888
    Sorry..I am quite a fan of old school jazz thus I am into the likes of Stefan Grappelli..etc and into bluegrass and jazz fused western style like Roy Clark, Vassar Clements...etc to modern players like Mark O'Connor. What I do know is that the only difference between a violin and a fiddle is the setup and style of play by the instrumentalist. A fiddle is from what I know (I might be wrong all this time..which is a real kick in the head! heheh ) is a more a Western American term for a violin. A person who plays one can be called called fiddler or violinist. The style is disintintive in that a violin player is more classically trained and technical manner to playing (and also the original name for this instrument as it was invented in classical europe along with similar string instruments like the viola or cello..eg)where as one playing a fiddle is more of a casual impromtu style with a bit of a freeform twang. If I explained it correctly. So in effect you can find a violin or a fiddle in any of the better music shops in Singapore.
    thats what i heard too..... at least thats what my violin teacher told me.... he say cheapo violin = fiddle..... but then again... classical violinist seems to belittle fiddler

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    Quote Originally Posted by sammy888
    Sorry..I am quite a fan of old school jazz thus I am into the likes of Stefan Grappelli..etc and into bluegrass and jazz fused western style like Roy Clark, Vassar Clements...etc to modern players like Mark O'Connor. What I do know is that the only difference between a violin and a fiddle is the setup and style of play by the instrumentalist. A fiddle is from what I know (I might be wrong all this time..which is a real kick in the head! heheh ) is a more a Western American term for a violin. A person who plays one can be called called fiddler or violinist. The style is disintintive in that a violin player is more classically trained and technical manner to playing (and also the original name for this instrument as it was invented in classical europe along with similar string instruments like the viola or cello..eg)where as one playing a fiddle is more of a casual impromtu style with a bit of a freeform twang. If I explained it correctly. So in effect you can find a violin or a fiddle in any of the better music shops in Singapore.
    are the strings between the two the same? ( in terms of material )

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