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  National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest & Festival, Weiser, Idaho, Third full week in June, Fiddle Capital
Dedicated to preserving and perpetuating fiddle music for generations to come, this annual festival offers many opportunities to listen and learn from some of the best musicians in the country.
You will find information for the inspired contestant, the ultimate fiddle fan, musicians that want to entertain, vendors who want to join in the fun, and our good ol' friends who keep coming back.
We hope you will join us and be a part of our fiddling family.
www.fiddlecontest.com   (165 words)

  Fiddle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another series of instruments which contributed to the development of the modern fiddle was the viol, which was played while held between the legs, and has a fretted fingerboard.
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.
Cape Breton fiddling, with a distinct Scottish and Acadian influence
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Fiddle   (732 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Fiddle   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The origin of the fiddle is of the greate~t interest; it will be found inseparable from that of the violin both as regards the instruments and the etymology of the words; the remote common ancestor is the ketharah of the Assyrians, the parent of the Greek cithara.
In the minnesinger and troubadour fiddles, of which evidences abound during the 12th, i3th and 14th centuries, are to be observed the structural characteristics of the violin and its ancestors in the course of evolution.
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 bridge is often shaved down so that it is less curved.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Fiddle   (2530 words)

Fiddle is just a nickname." He adjusted the wad of tobacco in his mouth with his tounge, spit, put the fiddle to his chin and took off on "Ragtime Annie".
Fiddle is often used as a nickname for violin in orchestral settings (as in first or second fiddles) but fiddling, whether Scottish, Irish, Bluegrass, or Oldtime, is just the style on a regular violin.
The difference between a violin and a fiddle is that a fiddle is held looser and further down the shoulder and the bow is held in the middle rather than at the end.
www.flyinfiddler.com /what.html   (3884 words)

 Fiddle-L Anthology 1999: Performer Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One of his grandfathers played fiddle; both grandfathers played clawhammer banjo; his brother is a professional country western fiddler.
I get tired of hearing one fiddle tune after the other and nothing else." He has not competed in a fiddle contest, but has played in the band competition at some festivals to retrieve the entrance fee, saying that he doesn't care for the competition himself but is not opposed to contests in general.
He refinished the first fiddle he owned -- it was given to him heat damaged in a fire with a bubbled varnish.
www.fiddle.net /fiddle-l-anthology/wMcKenzie.html   (882 words)

The fiddle is a violin (a violin by any name would sound as sweet).
The only substantial difference between a fiddle and a violin is the way the bridge (a carved piece of wood that supports the strings) is shaped and the way that musicians play.
Fine violins (and fiddles) are made from solid spruce (for the front), maple (for the back, sides and neck), and ebony, boxwood or rosewood (for the fingerboard, tailpiece, and tuning pegs).
www.meadowoodmusic.com /ResourcePage.cfm?ResourceID=04012004000003&ResourcePageID=04282004000007   (424 words)

 Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp - Artists 2004
Then there is the fiddling, the breathtaking medleys spiked with those rarely performed beauties that Dave regularly extracts from his personal and well-thumbed archives: a world-class library of tapes, records, reel to reels and sheet music.
She is in high demand as a fiddling instructor and has taught at the Valley of the Moon Scottish Fiddling School, The Swannanoa Gathering and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes.
Shona Le Mottee, Scottish Fiddle - A Vancouver resident for several years, Shona started playing the fiddle at an early age on the island of Jersey in the English Channel where she was born.
www.rmfiddle.com /artists_2004.htm   (2978 words)

 Fiddle Guidelines   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The fiddle player, on the other hand, 'burns' out a hot rendition of Orange Blossom Special' for about 3 minutes all the while the audience is on it's feet dancing, clapping, hootin' and hollerin' and at the conclusion of the tune, throw lawn chairs and babies in the air yelling for more.
Volumes 2, 5, 6 and 7 for Fiddle were recorded with a violin that I bought from a fellow at church for $75.
For me, the fiddle has got to be the most challenging of all of the instruments to play cleanly.
www.jaybuckey.com /fiddle_guidelines   (3393 words)

 FiddleFork Online
Created and maintained by fiddle players from around the world, FiddleFork's mission is to provide a one stop platform for exchanging fiddle tunes, fiddle information and anything fiddle related.
Details are as follows: Old time fiddle workshop - 4PM - $25 Monroe-style mandolin workshop - 5PM - $25 Concert - 7PM - $10 Arts Fifth Avenue 1628 5th Avenue Fort Worth, TX 76104 Skip is deeply immersed in the fiddle styles of the American West, as well as its Celtic and Appalachian roots.
Bobby's camp is geared for intermediate and advanced fiddle students only and is limited to 20 participants.
fiddlefork.com   (1129 words)

 Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp - Artists 2005
Marie began her musical endeavors on the fiddle and tin whistle under the supervision of her father when she was 8.
She literally fiddled her way across Scotland and Ireland and is embraced wherever she travels for her talented fiddling and enthusiastic charm.
Frank Fyock, Fiddle, Singing and Composition - Frank is the director of the orchestra at Denver School of the Arts and conductor of the Jefferson Young Artists Orchestra.
www.rmfiddle.com /artists_2005.htm   (3628 words)

 Violin vs. Fiddle: What's the Difference
A violin is a fiddle; a fiddle is a violin.
The only true reason you'd call one instrument a violin and the other a fiddle is the approach...someone who plays fiddle tunes, a fiddler, will address their violin as a fiddle.
Ultimately, a violin is a fiddle; a fiddle is a violin...the classification would be more dependent on the style of music being played on the instrument.
www.folkofthewood.com /page4779.htm   (580 words)

As a fiddle player I am often asked the difference between a fiddle and a violin.
This is a fiddle with great “character.” For instruments under $1,000 it is quite good, with a sweet but not strong sound.
Oh, and to answer my first question as to the difference between a fiddle and violin, the simple answer is there is no difference, they are the same instrument.
www.stolaf.edu /people/hend/VictoryMusic/FIDDLE-VIOLIN.html   (1153 words)

This 5th volume for the Fiddle is based on many requests for a collection of popular gospel tunes that are heard in jamming sessions at bluegrass festivals.
The fiddle is 'pushed' to the right channel of the stereo spectrum to allow you to be the 'fiddle player in the Virtual Band'.
It’s necessary to be able to change a song into another key since the singer in a jam session may need the adjustment for his or her voice.
www.jaybuckey.com /fiddle.htm   (3050 words)

 Fiddle-L Anthology 1999: Performer Bio   (Site not responding. Last check: )
She is the owner of Voyager Recordings and Publications, and is also a musician and fiddle teacher.
I don't think it's necessary to be a fiddler to be a good judge, but if a judge was not a fiddler, their credibility with the audience and the contestants might be adversely affected.
Its tone is not innately particularly sweet or mellow, but it's a lot sweeter than my previous fiddle (which had about as much character as a signal generator), and it is possible to play sweetly on it.
www.fiddle.net /fiddle-l-anthology/Williams.html   (1915 words)

 What's a Strad, Amati etc fiddle?
My great-grandfather's fiddle is labelled Stradivarius 1721 and my late grandmother claimed to believe that it was authentic.
Her teaching fiddle is a 1920s Sears-Roebuck that used to belong to her granddaddy.
The gist of their spiel for the the fiddles was "Other stores will try to sell you a fiddle for 45 cents, but it'll be crap; buy ours for $2." It was amusing.
www.mudcat.org /thread.cfm?threadid=30334&messages=54&page=1   (5662 words)

Also, he CLEARLY STATED that it was Old-Time and lets not forget the fact that a VIOLIN and a FIDDLE are two different instruments.
The fiddle, not violin is crossed tuned AEAE.
The bowing is called "down bowing" A lot of older fiddlers held the fiddle in front, to the side, or even low and on the chest.
www.youtube.com /watch?v=BmjMn_XS9S4   (502 words)

 learn to play the fiddle on 43 Things   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I want to play or practice the whole day, if it is possible, unless my mom wants from me to go with her, or some, though my hands hurt a little of bit of too much typing or using the pc..
The fiddle is is big in my family, in fact a couple of my cousins are excellent fiddle players, have produced a CDs, and were on television.
I found a teacher that teaches adults, various fiddle styles, and is very encouraging.
www.43things.com /things/view/67311   (837 words)

 Stacy Phillips Fiddle Books   (Site not responding. Last check: )
I have been trying to learn the fiddle for many years and this is the most beneficial tool out there.
It is the only instructional material for the fiddle that actually gives you the tools to build your own fiddling instead of relying on doing exactly what someone else does.
Meticulous transcriptions of Mark's trend-setting performances at fiddle contests...written with Mark's help...every bowing and fingering checked with Mark...major interviews and detailed analyses...the most influential fiddle style of the past fifteen years.
www.stacyphillips.com /fiddlebooks.html   (2412 words)

 Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection - (American Memory from the Library of Congress)
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia.
Many of the tunes have passed back into circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century.
This online collection incorporates 184 original sound recordings, 19 pages of fieldnotes, and 69 musical transcriptions with descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features; an illustrated essay about Reed's life, art, and influence; a list of related publications; and a glossary of musical terms.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/hrhtml/hrhome.html   (175 words)

 FiddleNet: World Wide Fiddle Network
Irish traditional music Group: songs, fiddle, flute, whistles, guitar, bodhran and percussion.
Bill is available for fiddle and banjo performances, lessons and workshops.
John is the undisputed "master of the metis fiddle".
members.aol.com /FiddleNet/links.htm   (226 words)

 Fiddle links in Canada
Fiddle music in Canada, fiddle camp, sites in Ontario and fiddle events in Ontario.
Contest Calendar Fiddle contests mostly in Ontario for year 2004, and a few others in Canada.
Valley of the Moon Fiddle Camp with Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser
www.fiddle.on.ca /fiddle/hotlinks.htm   (590 words)

 www.fiddle.net -- Tony Ludiker music website
Here you can find out when contests from the Montana Winter Fair Fiddle Contest to the National Oldtime Fiddle Contest are happening, complete with contact information.
This is a collection of bios and tunes from fiddle players the world over who belong to the Fiddle-L Discussion List, hosted by Brown University.
Please visit http://www.flyingw.com for the lastest information about The Flying W Wranglers, the second-oldest Western Singing Group in the World (next to the Sons of the Pioneers).
www.fiddle.net   (526 words)

 Fiddle, Fiddle, You Can't Have MY Fiddle!
Now, Sampson and his fiddle were well known throughout Pennsylvania.
The fiddle was so much a part of Samson, that it would, at times, play without Sampson's lead.
At night, the fiddle playing could be heard around the country side, and the wind carried the notes near and far.
www.suite101.com /article.cfm/1071/9305   (474 words)

 Fiddle Lessons   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and Swedish nyckelharpa: I now have a second Hardanger fiddle that you can play on when you are here at your lesson, so its a good time to give this beautiful Norwegian understring instrument a try!
You are committing to show up for the whole session of lessons and classes, to keep your fiddle in good repair, and to play the fiddle in between lessons.
Buying a fiddle is difficult and expensive (I'd estimate $500 minimum for a decent fiddle, bow and case).
people2.clarityconnect.com /webpages7/lauriehart/lessons.html   (2144 words)

 Fiddle Music Information Sites for Fiddlers in Nova Scotia
Collage of Fiddle and Piano Recital by Kimberley Holmes' students and special fiddle guests.
What I am working on five years into my fiddle experience: the tunes are coming along, especially with help from midis and mp3s, but what really matters is the sound, tone and style.
She was again stellar at the Parrsboro Fiddle Camp - and she liked the tune I wrote for her - Kelli Trottier's March.
www.helpsite.ca /music   (483 words)

 fiddle vs violin   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Historia del fiddle o violin celta, instrumento que ha conquistado su lugar en la música tradicional celta, especialmente en Irlanda y Escocia.
El término "fiddle", derogado en tiempos de Isabel I, ha sobrevivido bajo el mote popular aplicado al violín y específicamente dondequiera que se lo...
colloquial name for the violin is the fiddle, and a violin is typically called a fiddle when used...
www.everything-fiddle.com /2/fiddle-vs-violin.html   (483 words)

 Fiddle Tunes From The American Revolution - Colonial Music
A collection of fiddle tunes from the American Revolution period in MIDI music format.
Below are 54 individual MIDI file renditions of these fiddle tunes for your listening pleasure.
This collection of Colonial music comes from an actual book entitled "Fiddle Tunes From The American Revolution" which contains the actual sheet music of which these songs were transcribed from.
www.halcyondaysmusic.com /colonialmusic   (155 words)

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