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Is there a difference between a violin and fiddle?

I do own a violin but just felt like I do not know the answer to this question. I have seen my friend play the violin for her favorite country songs.

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tryin2BGOOD

Asked by tryin2BGOOD at 5:39 PM on Aug. 5, 2010 in Hobbies & Crafts

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  • Only the music you are playing changes what they are calling it.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 5:41 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • only in the way its played
    elizabiza

    Answer by elizabiza at 5:42 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • I believe the fiddle may have a flatter bridge in some cases,but mostly the only difference is the price tag.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:43 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Its mostly the way its played, some people flatten the bridge so they can play double stops more easily.
    browningmom

    Answer by browningmom at 5:44 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • They are the same instrument, played differently.

    I have to share this - my dad plays bluegrass (fiddle and mandolin). When we were stationed in North Dakota I was 8, and my music teacher was teaching us instrument identification using the movie Fantasia. When she got to the violin, I said "that's also a fiddle." She said there was no such instrument, and long story short I got sent to the principle's office for being disrespectful. My dad backed me up, and the music teacher apologized.
    Scuba

    Answer by Scuba at 5:59 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • Since I don't personally know I found this for you - click!

    firenicecream

    Answer by firenicecream at 6:07 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

  • You carry the violin in a case and the fiddle in a guny sack! There is no actuall difference, although violin is the correct name. Fiddle is more country or folk.
    mikesmom65270

    Answer by mikesmom65270 at 11:55 PM on Aug. 5, 2010

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