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FDP Forum / Moe's Tavern (_8^(I) / Whats the difference between a violin and a fiddle?

littleuch
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Paunchy and goatee'd
Apr 20th, 2019 11:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

A violin has strings and a fiddle has "strangs".

-told to me yesterday by the nephew of old timey musician Roscoe Holcomb.

:-)


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Apr 20th, 2019 12:09 PM   Edit   Profile  

Haha. Nice.

My grandmother has corrected my use of these terms many times over the years.

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an acquired taste some may never acquire
Apr 20th, 2019 03:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Fiddling" describes a fictitious activity used as a dodge to explain when you are caught frivolously fooling around.

Never say, "oh, I was just violining around". That will NEVER get you off the hook.

With "fiddling", you at least stand some chance...

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Planet Peegoo

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Apr 20th, 2019 03:42 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve never heard of a violiner crab.

And I’ve never felt “fit as a violin.”

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 06:53 PM, Apr 20th, 2019)

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Apr 20th, 2019 03:50 PM   Edit   Profile  

My wife gets slightly offended if some asks if she plays the fiddle. Or, worse yet, if she’s a fiddler.

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Apr 20th, 2019 05:34 PM   Edit   Profile  

A violin takes longer to burn(?)

Mikeyguitar
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THAT...IS...RIGHT!
Apr 21st, 2019 09:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

A violin is porcelain.
A fiddle is crockery.

Gene from Tampa
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Press On Irregardless
Apr 21st, 2019 09:54 AM   Edit   Profile  

My first thought was $5,000 or so.

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Redondo Beach, CA

Feelin' "Beachie!"
Apr 21st, 2019 09:55 AM   Edit   Profile  

littleuch I remember Roscoe Holcomb! Had an album of his, or maybe my brother had it, way back in the early 70s I think. Fine fine player and singer with a very distinctive style as I recall.

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Ask me how I know!?
Apr 21st, 2019 10:03 AM   Edit   Profile  

You play bluegrass on a fiddle, you play real music on a violin.

littleuch
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Ocala, Florida

Paunchy and goatee'd
Apr 21st, 2019 10:34 AM   Edit   Profile  

"I remember Roscoe Holcomb"

I had not heard of him until his nephew Bill told me about him. Bill is my neighbor a few doors down. Several years back my wife and I were walking by his condo and heard music coming from his garage. It had a familiar sound to it, like what reminded me of "Man of Constant Sorrow" from the movie "O Brother, where Art Thou". I gather this was the "high and lonesome" sound. We engaged in conversation and he told me all about Rosco's music, how it was in the Smithsonian and how he grew up with a family of musicians. Bill said he didn't play an instrument, so he'd just "daynce". As nice of a man as you can meet, in his 80's, hale and an enviable head of hair. Spent his share of time in the coal mines.

We had a neighborhood dinner out at Olive Garden (gosh the elderly love that place) where Bill leaned over to me and told me the fiddle joke. Among others, lol.

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Feelin' "Beachie!"
Apr 21st, 2019 10:04 PM   Edit   Profile  

Neat connection littleuch! Roscoe Holcomb influenced my brother who is a banjoist/guitarist/singer in the old time country genre.

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There I was one night...
Apr 22nd, 2019 06:57 AM   Edit   Profile  

What does Allison Kraus play?

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Apr 22nd, 2019 01:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

The difference is about $80 per hour, per union rates.

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Apr 22nd, 2019 01:40 PM   Edit   Profile  

"What does Allison Kraus play?"

I expect she has her pick of instruments.

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Apr 22nd, 2019 01:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

" No violins on television!" Emily Litella SNL

no violins snl

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Shreveport, LA

There I was one night...
Apr 22nd, 2019 02:32 PM   Edit   Profile  

AK don't play no fiddle. She plays a violin.

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Apr 22nd, 2019 04:46 PM   Edit   Profile  

"Well, if you want to play in Texas, you gotta have a "fiddle" in the band"

All I'm saying about it.

Errrr.... Allison plays a fiddle.

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