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Violin construction
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The term fiddle refers to a violin when used in folk music. It is also a colloquial term for the instrument used by players in all genres, including classical music. Fiddle playing, or fiddling, is a style of music. Image File history File links Scroll_and_ear. ... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... This article covers the anatomy of a violin and some of its accessories. ... The violin player usually holds the instrument under the chin, supported by the left shoulder (but see below for variations of this posture). ... Making violins Just a few tools There is a three-dimensional geometric underlying construction that explains the main properties and placement of the different parts and proportions. ... An intricately carved 17th century (circa 1660) British Royal Family violin, on display in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. ... // Jazz The earliest references to jazz performance using the violin as a solo instrument are documented during the first decades of the 20th century. ... The Violin family of instruments was developed in Italy in the 17th Century. ... This is a list of notable violinists. ... This list of fiddlers shows some crossover with the List of violinists since the instruments used are quite similar, if not identical (given that each violin or fiddle has its own individual character). ... The term fiddler may refer to: a person who plays the fiddle, a musical instrument; Fabrangen Fiddlers, an American musical group founded in 1971; Tupolev Tu-28 Fiddler, a fighter aircraft; Fiddler (comics) a DC Comics villain; Fiddler (software) a HTTP debugging proxy; Fiddler (mystery series), a character in a... The violin is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. ... Classical music is a broad, somewhat imprecise term, referring to music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of, European art, ecclesiastical and concert music, encompassing a broad period from roughly 1000 to the present day. ...

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A violin is sometimes informally called a fiddle, regardless of the kind of music being played with it. The word "violin" is derived from Italian and the word "fiddle" is native to English. The two words are etymologically related, however, both ultimately deriving from the same Germanic word.[1] Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Not to be confused with Entomology, the study of insects. ...


Historically, the word fiddle also referred to a predecessor of today's violin. Like the violin, it tended to have 4 strings, but came in a variety of shapes and sizes. Another family of instruments which contributed to the development of the modern fiddle are the viols, which are held between the legs and played vertically, and have fretted fingerboards. Various sizes of viol, from Michael Praetorius Syntagma musicum (1618) Early Italian tenor viola da gamba, detail from the painting , by Raphael Sanzio, c. ...


One very slight difference between "fiddles" and ordinary violins may be seen in American (e.g., bluegrass and old-time music) fiddling: in these styles, the top of the bridge may be cut so that it is very slightly less curved. This reduces the range of right-arm motion required for the rapid string-crossings found in some styles, and is said to make it easier to play double stops and shuffles (bariolage), or to make triple stops possible, allowing one to play chords. Bluegrass music is a form of American roots music which has its own roots in Irish, Scottish and English traditional music. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... A double stop, in music terminology, is the act of playing two notes simultaneously on a stringed instrument, for example a violin, a viola, a cello or a guitar. ... The Baroque musical technique known as bariolage involves quick alternation between a static note and changing notes, that form a melody either above or below the static note. ... A double stop, in music terminology, is where a musician plays two notes simultaneously on a stringed instrument, for example a violin, a viola or a cello. ... Typical fingering for a second inversion C major chord on a guitar. ...


Most classical violinists prefer a more rounded curve to the top of the bridge, which allows them to articulate each note more easily and clearly. In practice, most instruments are fitted with a rounded bridge to better accommodate the shape of the fingerboard. (One exception is the 3-string kontra or bracsa, a viola used in Hungarian and Transylvanian folk music fitted with a flat bridge to allow all three strings to be played simultaneously.) In any case, the difference between "round" and "flat" is not great; about a quarter or half a millimeter variation in the height of one or two strings. As a violin's bridge is relatively easy to replace, modifying the bridge does not permanently make a violin into a fiddle.


It is also more common to see an instrument described as a fiddle if it has steel strings rather than gut or synthetic, and fine tuners on all four strings; it is very uncommon to see four fine tuners on instruments played by classical musicians. (Fine tuners are small screw mechanisms attached to the tailpiece, which make small tuning adjustments easier.) As with the bridge, this configuration is easy to change from "violin" to "fiddle", and causes no irreversible changes to the instrument.


In construction, fiddles and violins are exactly the same. Various clichés describe the difference: "When you are buying it, it's a fiddle. When you are selling it, it's a violin," "The violin sings, the fiddle dances," "A fiddle is a violin with attitude," or, in answer to the musical joke, "What's the difference between a violin and a fiddle?", "No one cries when they spill beer on a fiddle." According to Branson performer Shoji Tabuchi, the difference lies "in how you fiddle around with it." As might be expected from the differences between classical and folk music, violinists tend to be formally trained and fiddlers tend to be informally trained, although crossing over is not uncommon. A typical busy night on The Strip (Hwy 76) The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil...


Fiddling

In performance, solo fiddling is the norm, though twin fiddling is represented in some North American, Scandinavian, and Irish styles. Violins, on the other hand, are commonly grouped in sections. These contrasting traditions may be vestiges of historical performance settings: large concert halls in which violins were played required more instruments, before electronic amplification, than did more intimate dance halls and houses fiddles were played in. The difference was likely compounded by the different sounds expected of violin music and fiddle music. Historically, the majority of fiddle music was dance music, while violin music had either grown out of dance music or was something else entirely. Violin music came to value a smoothness which fiddling, with its dance-driven clear beat, did not always follow - in situations that required greater volume, a fiddler (as long as they kept the beat) could push their instrument harder than could a violinist. (Different fiddle traditions had different values, as detailed below; these explanations are meant to present the differences between fiddle music and violin music generally.)


Following the folk revivals of the second half of the 20th century, however, it has become common for less formal situations to find large groups of fiddlers playing together -- see for example the Swedish Spelmanslag folk-musician clubs, and the world-wide[2] phenomenon of Irish sessions. A pub session refers to playing music and/or singing in a public house. ...


In the very late 20th century, a few artists have successfully attempted a reconstruction of the Scottish tradition of violin and "big fiddle," or cello. Notable recorded examples include Amelia Kaminski and Christine Hanson's Bonnie Lasses and Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas' Fire and Grace. Alasdair Fraser is a Scottish fiddler who spends much of his time in the USA. One of the leading artists featured by Culburnie Records, he also teaches at the Valley of the Moon fiddle camp in California. ...


Bows used in fiddling

Most fiddling styles that use the standard violin also use the standard violin bow, the same as classical players. However, there are a few styles which use other bows. One notable example is the folk music from Hungary and Transylvania used in the táncház tradition. While the violinist uses a standard bow, both the kontra (3-string viola) and bass are played here with short, heavy and crude "folk bows", consisting of a stout stick, usually hand-hewn, with the hank of horsehair attached at the tip and tied around the frog. The player tensions the hair by squeezing it when playing. A cello bow In music, a bow is a device pulled across the strings of a string instrument in order to make them vibrate and emit sound. ... Táncház is an aspect of the Hungarian roots revival of traditional culture which began in the early 1970s, and remains an active part of the national culture across the country, especially in cities like Budapest. ...


Violin bows used by fiddlers are usually made from wood, but bows made from fiberglass and other materials are becoming more common.


Scottish fiddlers emulating 18th century playing styles sometimes use a replica of the type of bow used in that period, which is a few inches shorter, and weighted significantly differently[citation needed].


Fiddling styles

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Newfoundland fiddle player Patrick Moran

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List of notable recorded fiddle players

For list of All-Ireland Fiddle Champions see here: Fiddle champions This page lists some of those who have won the senior championships at the Fleadh Cheoil since its founding in 1951 by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. ...

  • Fred Carpenter
  • Stuart Duncan
  • Betse Ellis
  • Johnny Gimble
  • Red Herron
  • Bobby Hicks
  • Buddy Spicher
  • Paul Warren
  • Chubby Wise

American

Appalachian/Piedmont

Kenny Baker (born June 26, 1926), is an American fiddle player best known for his tenure with Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys at various times between the 1950s and the 1980s. ... For the retired NBC News correspondent of the same name, see Bill Monroe (journalist). ... Vernon Derrick is an American musician and entertainer. ... Bluegrass musician Jimmy Martin Jimmy Martin (August 10, 1927 – May 14, 2005) was an American bluegrass musician, known as the King of Bluegrass. Born James H. Martin in Sneedville, Tennessee, beginning in 1949 Martin was lead vocalist for Bill Monroes Bluegrass Boys,. Martins high voice mixed with Monroe... Rayna Gellert is an American fiddler and singer specializing in old-time music. ... James Edward Ed Haley was born in 1883 on Harts Creek in Logan County, West Virginia. ... Tommy Jarrell (born Thomas Jefferson Jarrell, Surry County, North Carolina, March 1, 1901, United States; d. ... Bruce Molsky (b. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... J. Clark Salyer, II John Clark Salyer, II was born in Higginsville, Missouri on August 16, 1902. ...

Bluegrass

Violinist Darol Anger (b. ... Byron Berline is an American fiddle player. ... Sam Bush Sam Bush (b. ... Cover of Old and in the Way (1975) Vassar Clements (April 25, 1928-August 16, 2005) was an American fiddle player. ... Clinton Gregory (born March 1, 1966 in Martinsville, Virginia) is an American country and bluegrass musician. ... John Cowan Hartford (December 30, 1937– June 4, 2001) was an American bluegrass composer and musician known for his mastery of the fiddle and banjo, as well as for his witty lyrics and unique vocal style. ... Aubrey Haynies most popular album, A Man Must Carry On, features sixteen tracks of traditional bluegrass. ... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is a renowned American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Benny Edward Martin (May 8, 1928 - March 13, 2001), was an American bluegrass fiddler who invented the 8-string fiddle. ... Mark OConnor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is widely considered to be the most prominent fiddler of his generation. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... Jim Van Cleve, born October 12, 1978 is an American fiddle player. ... Sara Watkins (born June 8, 1981) is a fiddler, vocalist, and songwriter, and is one third of the contemporary bluegrass/folk band Nickel Creek. ...

Blues

Eddie Anthony (1890 - 1934) was a jazz musician. ... Andrew Baxter (1686/1687–23 April 1750) was a Scottish metaphysician born in Aberdeen and educated at Kings College. ... Cover to Stop and Listen by the Mississippi Sheiks The Mississippi Sheiks were a popular guitar and fiddle group of the 1930s. ...

Cajun

Dewey Balfa (March 20, 1927 – June 17, 1992) was a Cajun fiddler who contributed significantly to the popularity of Cajun music. ... Al Berard (born 1959) is a Cajun musician, recording artist, and composer. ... Michael Doucet (b. ... Beausoleil (from left) David Doucet, Michael Doucet, Billy Ware, Al Tharp, Jimmy Breaux, Tommy Alesi. ... Doug Kershaw, born January 24, 1936, is an American fiddle player from Louisiana known as The Ragin Cajun1 Born Douglas James Kershaw in Tiel Ridge, Cameron Parish in an area known as the Cajun country, his ancestors are Acadians who were part of the Great Expulsion by the British... Dennis McGee (born January 26, 1893, Eunice, Louisiana – October 3, 1989) was one of the earliest recorded Cajun Musicians. ... Louis J. Michot reading The Cajun Night Before Christmas, 1975 Louis Joseph Michot, Jr. ...

Contra dance (including New England)

  • Sam Amidon
  • Sarah Blair
  • Ruthie Dornfeld
  • David Kaynor
  • Dudley Laufman
  • Randy Miller
  • Rodney Miller
  • Lissa Schneckenburger
  • Sue Sternberg
  • Harvey Tolman
  • Becky Tracy

Country

Charlie Daniels performed at a USO concert at Camp Victory, Iraq on April 10, 2005 Charles Edward Daniels (born October 28, 1936 in Wilmington, North Carolina) is an American country music, Southern rock, and jazz singer, fiddler, and guitarist. ... Doug Kershaw, born January 24, 1936, is an American fiddle player from Louisiana known as The Ragin Cajun1 Born Douglas James Kershaw in Tiel Ridge, Cameron Parish in an area known as the Cajun country, his ancestors are Acadians who were part of the Great Expulsion by the British... Alison Krauss (born July 23, 1971)[1] is a renowned American bluegrass-country singer and fiddle player. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ... Ricky Skaggs, April 1988 Ricky Skaggs1st off Skaggs was known to hate everyone he met. ... James Gideon “Gid” Tanner was one of the earliest stars of what would come to be known as country music. ... James Robert (Bob) Wills (March 6, 1905 – May 13, 1975) was an American country musician, songwriter, and big band leader. ...

Jazz

Svend Asmussen, born February 28, 1916 is a musician (violinist) from Denmark. ... Stephane Grappelli (January 26, 1908 - December 1, 1997) was a pioneer jazz violinist who founded the quintet of the Quintette du Hot Club de France with Django Reinhardt. ... Mark OConnor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is widely considered to be the most prominent fiddler of his generation. ...

Southeastern

  • Clayton McMichen

Texas

CHRIS IS A . ... Mark OConnor (born August 5, 1961 in Seattle, Washington) is widely considered to be the most prominent fiddler of his generation. ... Benny Thomasson was a creative, innovative, and extraordinarily talented fiddler in the Texas style of oldtime fiddling. ...

Canadian

Mitchell Grobb (born June 22, 1984 in Manitoba, Canada) is a Canadian fiddler/violinist. ... At the New Bedford Summerfest, 2006. ...

Cape Breton

This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Hugh Alan Buddy MacMaster, CM , ONS , LL.D (born October 18, 1924) is one of the most renowned artists in the tradition of Cape Breton fiddle music. ... Natalie MacMaster (born 1973) is an award-winning fiddler from the rural community of Troy in Inverness County, Nova Scotia, Canada. ...

Quebec

  • Olivier Demers
  • Jean Carignan
  • Pascal Gemme
  • Joseph-Ovila La Madeleine
  • Omer Dumas

Jean Carignan (December 7, 1916 – February 16, 1988) was a Canadian fiddler. ...

English

Phil Beer (born 1953 in Exminster, Devon) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, producer, and one half of English acoustic roots duo Show of Hands. ... John Spiers and Jon Boden are an English folk duo. ... March 2005, at the Junction, Cambridge Eliza Carthy (born August 23, 1975) is an English folk musician known for both singing and playing fiddle. ... Pete or Peter Cooper is the name of: Peter Cooper, 19th century American industrialist, inventor and philanthropist Pete Cooper (golfer), American PGA and Senior PGA Tour golfer Pete Cooper (musician), English folk musician Category: ... Barry Dransfield is an English folk singer, fiddler, cellist and guitarist. ... Seth (Bernard) Lakeman is an English folk singer, songwriter, and musician from Yelverton, on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. ... Ric Sanders (born in Birmingham, U.K.) is a British violinist who has played in jazz-rock and folk groups, including Soft Machine and Fairport Convention. ... Jonathan Mark Sevink (born 15 May 1965, Harlow, Essex, England) is the violinist (more commonly referred to as fiddler), with the contemporary British band, The Levellers. ... Dave Swarbrick with Martin carthy and Diz Disley (1967). ... Kathryn Tickell (b 1967) is an English player of the Northumbrian smallpipes and fiddle. ... Chris Wood is an English folk musician and composer who plays fiddle, viola and guitar, and sings. ...

Irish

Paul Bradley - British Film Producer with Merchant Ivory. ... If you were looking for the UK journalist, see Mick Brown (journalist) Mick Brown (born ca. ... Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler. ... James Byrne was an Irish recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. ... For John Carty (musician) - see Music of Ireland For John Carty (Canadian politician) - see Results of the Canadian federal election, 2004: All on one page John Carty is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... Julia Clifford (June 19, 1914 – June 18, 1997) was a fiddler and Irish traditional musician. ... Michael Coleman (1889–1945) was an Irish fiddler. ... Sharon Corr Sharon Helga Corr, MBE (born March 24, 1970 in Dundalk, Ireland) is a musician and member of the Irish folk-rock band The Corrs. ... Paddy Cronin is an Irish fiddler. ... John Doherty was a senior executive in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). ... Martin Fay (b. ... Frankie Gavin (b. ... Paddy Glackin is an Irish fiddler from Dublin. ... Martin Hayes is a fiddler from Ireland, now living in Seattle, Washington. ... Sean Keane is the name of two popular Irish folk musicians. ... -1... Paddy Killoran is an Irish musician, born in Sligo, Ireland. ... James or Jim Morrison (3 May 1893 - 1947) was a traditional Irish musician known at the Professor who was a notabled fiddle player in the Morrison was born in 1893 near Riverstown, County Sligo at the townland of Drumfin. ... Denis Murphy (November 14, 1910 - April 7, 1974) was an Irish fiddler and noted traditional musician. ... Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is the lead vocalist for famed Irish traditional band Altan. ... Gerry Fiddle OConnor (born in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland) is a traditional Irish fiddle player. ... Padraig OKeeffe (Irish: Padraig OCaoimh) (1887 – 1963) was a noted Irish traditional musician. ... Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh (born 1979) is a fiddler, born in Dublin, Ireland. ... Tommy Peoples (born 1948) is an Irish fiddler. ... Tommy Potts (1912-1988) was a remarkable and innovative Irish fiddle player from Dublin. ... Joe Ryan is an employee of CACI International, and in early 2004 was stationed at Abu Ghraib prison as an interrogator. ... We dont have an article called John Sheahan Start this article Search for John Sheahan in. ... Jesse Smith may refer to: jesse smith is the most skilled person ever thats me im jesse smith and i scored 3 tryes i my first nrl match Jesse D. Smith, Australian rules footballer with the Carlton Football Club Jesse W. Smith, Australian rules footballer with the Kangaroos Football Club...

Clare

Martin Hayes is a fiddler from Ireland, now living in Seattle, Washington. ... John Kelly (b. ... -1... Joe Ryan is an employee of CACI International, and in early 2004 was stationed at Abu Ghraib prison as an interrogator. ...

Donegal

  • Neillidh Ó Baoighill
  • James Byrne
  • Vincent Campbell
  • John Doherty
  • Danny O'Donnell
  • Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh
  • Proinnsias Ó Mhaonaigh
  • Tommy Peoples
  • Paul O'Shaughnessy

John Doherty (1895-1980) legendary Irish folk fiddler. ... Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh is the lead vocalist for famed Irish traditional band Altan. ... Tommy Peoples (born 1948) is an Irish fiddler. ...

Sliabh Luachra

Julia Clifford (June 19, 1914 – June 18, 1997) was a fiddler and Irish traditional musician. ... Paddy Cronin is an Irish fiddler. ... Denis Murphy (November 14, 1910 - April 7, 1974) was an Irish fiddler and noted traditional musician. ... Padraig OKeeffe (Irish: Padraig OCaoimh) (1887 – 1963) was a noted Irish traditional musician. ...

Sligo

Kevin Burke is an Irish fiddler. ... For John Carty (musician) - see Music of Ireland For John Carty (Canadian politician) - see Results of the Canadian federal election, 2004: All on one page John Carty is an Irish Fianna Fáil politician. ... Michael Coleman (1889–1945) was an Irish fiddler. ... Paddy Killoran is an Irish musician, born in Sligo, Ireland. ...

Mexican

Juan Reynoso, born in 1912, is a Mexican folk musician whose playing is representative of the fiddling style known as Tierra Caliente. First recorded in the 1940s, his popularity was limited exclusively to Mexico until the mid-1990s, when his popularity in the United States grew. ...

Scottish

Aly Bain (born 1946 in Lerwick, Shetland) is a Scottish fiddler who learned his instrument from the old-time master Tom Anderson. ... Location Geography Area Ranked 12th  - Total 1,466 km²  - % Water  ? Admin HQ Lerwick ISO 3166-2 GB-ZET ONS code 00RD Demographics Population Ranked 31st  - Total (2005) 22,000  - Density 15 / km² Scottish Gaelic  - Total () {{{Scottish council Gaelic Speakers}}} Politics Shetland Islands Council http://www. ... Born on 31 October 1968 in Inverness, Scotland, Duncan first started playing violin at the age of 8. ... Johnny Cunningham was a Scottish folk musician, composer and producer, born August 27, 1957 in Portobello, Scotland, died December 15, 2003 in New York City. ... Colyn Fischer is an American violinist that has played the violin since the age of three and has been Scottish fiddling since the age of five. ... Alasdair Fraser is a Scottish fiddler who spends much of his time in the USA. One of the leading artists featured by Culburnie Records, he also teaches at the Valley of the Moon fiddle camp in California. ... Dougie MacLean (born 1954 in Perthshire, Scotland) is a singer-songwriter, composer and multi-instrumentalist. ... Bonnie Rideout is a fiddler in the Scottish style, consistently featured on NPR’s The Thistle and Shamrock, now living in Alexandria, Virginia. ...

References

  1. ^ Mario Pei, The Story of the English Language (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967), p. 109.
  2. ^ The Session: Sessions. Retrieved on 28 August 2006.

Mario Andrew Pei (1901-1978) was an Italian-American linguist and polyglot, who wrote a number of fairly popular books known for their accessibility to readers without a professional background in linguistics. ... is the 240th day of the year (241st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...

See also

The Donegal fiddle tradition is a kind of Irish traditional music, based on a tradition, or set of coexisting traditions, at least 200 years old, of playing the fiddle in County Donegal, Ireland. ... This page lists some of those who have won the senior championships at the Fleadh Cheoil since its founding in 1951 by Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. ...

Further reading and external links

  • The Fiddle Book, by Marion Thede, (1970), Oak Publications. ISBN 0-8256-0145-2.
  • Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier, the Henry Reed Collection, US Library of Congress audio clips, and transcriptions by Alan Jabbour
  • Folk and Alternative Strings Community
  • Voyager Records' catalog, organized by region, has clips of many North American styles.
  • A French Violin fiddle method website - video, text, and forum with explanation (with tablatures).
  • Oldtime Fiddling Across America, by David Reiner and Peter Anick (1989), Mel Bay Publications. ISBN 0-87166-766-5. Has transcriptions (standard notation) and analysis of tunes from multiple regional and ethnic styles.

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