The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27331   Message #335245
Posted By: Kim C
06-Nov-00 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Help - violin or fiddle?
Subject: RE: Help - violin or fiddle?
In my previous life (just a few years ago)I was a classically-trained pianist. All my learning came in very handy when I decided I wanted to play the fiddle. I have been at it two years now and while I mostly play "fiddle" stuff, I also have a "violin" technical book which I have found very helpful, albeit somewhat boring! But I guess at 33 years of age you understand that the boring stuff is sometimes necessary in order to accomplish a goal.

I would also like to add that while I did fairly well teaching myself at first, I would never have known about the many finer points of fiddle playing if I had not gone to a teacher.