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Offline nogin007

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« on: December 15, 2005, 04:40:06 PM »
How hard is it to learn to play a fiddle? I've always wanted to try, so I bought one last week. Anyone here have any experience?
 

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« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2005, 09:39:30 PM »
Yes, it is very difficult. If youre serious you should consider getting the courses on relative and perfect pitch recognition. I just got them but I havent tried them out. I have heard it helps alot when using a fiddle due to the lack of frets, and frequency ranges you will be using. Actually any videos or structured lessons will help. Its a foriegn instrument, and even proper position, and bow technique is somewhat alien when you consider guitar players simply play in any position that is comfortable. So, yeah, an outside sourse to get you started is really important, at least thats how I see it when dealing with these cool little things...........
 

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2005, 12:07:43 AM »
Oh yeah, it's harder than it looks, that's for sure.
 

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2005, 08:20:03 PM »
So far it sounds like a bunch of cats fighting.
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2005, 02:06:31 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by nogin007

So far it sounds like a bunch of cats fighting.

Even that sounds better than when I gave it a shot. Gal made it look easy, but I embarrassed myself with the darned thing.