Godlike Productions - Discussion Forum
Users Online Now: 1,502 (Who's On?)Visitors Today: 36,885
Pageviews Today: 80,916Threads Today: 58Posts Today: 814
01:27 AM


Rate this Thread

Absolute BS Crap Reasonable Nice Amazing
 

Fiddle/violin players?

 
The Psychedelic Magi
Offer Upgrade

User ID: 669416
United States
05/06/2009 05:53 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Fiddle/violin players?
so..

I got out my dad's old fiddle, and am going to teach myself how to play it.

i realize that it will not be near as simple as was teaching myself guitar - so i figured some advice would be helpful

anyone know any good tips for such?
I WILL NOT let consequences dictate my course of action!

A.K.A - Aresh, Awakened Me, An Ominous Coward (Howard), The Goddess Pandora, Aumon Haht Fith Ashai, Within The Flower and a few others...
------------------------------------

In all things, i am flowing back thru and in and out, within and without and beyond them.

This is the Cosm. This is both I and You.

I am the Truth, and I am the Lie - I am the very spark of the Divine!


------------------
as soon as you even go near these things your ego knows what it is.. its all like "what ya gonna do with that?" "Hope you not gonna take it" "cause i will throw myself down on the floor and scratch, claw and bite and tantrum" - Kyuubi


"the gift of love makes much more sense than frankincense gold and myrhh" - Only Me
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 558159
United States
05/06/2009 05:56 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
There was going to be a NOVA special on violins, but then a certain special interest group filed a complaint that :

"there was already too much violins on television"
The Psychedelic Magi  (OP)

User ID: 669416
United States
05/06/2009 05:58 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
There was going to be a NOVA special on violins, but then a certain special interest group filed a complaint that :

"there was already too much violins on television"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 558159


lol... i hardly ever see them on tv...



but then again, i don't watch much tv
I WILL NOT let consequences dictate my course of action!

A.K.A - Aresh, Awakened Me, An Ominous Coward (Howard), The Goddess Pandora, Aumon Haht Fith Ashai, Within The Flower and a few others...
------------------------------------

In all things, i am flowing back thru and in and out, within and without and beyond them.

This is the Cosm. This is both I and You.

I am the Truth, and I am the Lie - I am the very spark of the Divine!


------------------
as soon as you even go near these things your ego knows what it is.. its all like "what ya gonna do with that?" "Hope you not gonna take it" "cause i will throw myself down on the floor and scratch, claw and bite and tantrum" - Kyuubi


"the gift of love makes much more sense than frankincense gold and myrhh" - Only Me
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 113248
United States
05/17/2009 04:46 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
Check out this guy

Alex Depue

[link to www.youtube.com]

Winningjob

User ID: 385114
United States
05/17/2009 04:47 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
I am sure there are some websites that can assist you OP. There are many that are interactive for pretty much any instrument and theory. Break A Leg!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 113248
United States
05/17/2009 04:50 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
And this guy.
Norway's 09' winner.

Alexander Rybak

[link to www.youtube.com]

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 681340
Germany
05/17/2009 04:52 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
check out this guy! he sang on eurovision 2009 in moscow... and won the 1st place!!!

what a great voice and his violin... just awesome!

Anonymous Coward
User ID: 681370
United States
05/17/2009 05:16 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?
Hey OP, I'm a fiddle player...

here are my tips (especially with violins not played in a while)

First, find a good locally owned violin shop in your area... (Do you want to play classical? or by ear/ folk/ celtic / fiddle?)

If you want by ear... see if the local shop has a book of instructors, or see if there is a bluegrass/ folk or Celtic org. in the area ~ ask around and find a teacher who plays the style you want to play... maybe go to a local contest and ask around for who gives lessons: you will be more than surprised at how many people would be excited to teach! (I'd teach you for free just to have more people to jam with!!)

Fiddle/ violin players - once you find your way into the 'circle' by either a violin shop dude who can reccomend a good teacher, or by a group or contest... you'll see there are only about 2 degrees of separation from all the players!


A shop guy is good to ask advice of b/c he not only knows the teacher but hears feedback from other students, and can see who's students progress quicker or seem to enjoy it... also knows a the different styles of teaching. NOTE: this is not Guitar Center or the big name place... find a good local shop. (or ask musician's who they take their fiddles to for repairs)

Second: get that bugger checked out! Especially if it hasn't been played in a while - if you are in a dry climate you could have some glue issues etc; Bow may need re-stringing, rosin checking etc.. but don't let people sell you more repairs than you need to just start playing! A good way is to bring your fiddle to a local jam and ask some of the players to take a look at it. Opening up a fiddle case is like Christmas morning: we love to poke around and see what type of treasure you have in there! You might could ask someone to play it for you and tell you if they see anything glaring that needs fixing!


Learning by ear and of the internet is GREAT... but I HIGHLY recommend having someone show you basic hand techniques for how to hold the bow and fiddle. If you learn bad habits they will be really awkward and hard to break and they usually slow you down when you want to really saw away!!

Have a blast!! I am excited for you! Post and link some vid as you get going!!
Anonymous Coward
User ID: 669569
United States
05/17/2009 06:12 PM
Report Abusive Post
Report Copyright Violation
Re: Fiddle/violin players?





GLP