Mudcat Café message #755828 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #27331   Message #755828
Posted By: greg stephens
28-Jul-02 - 03:16 AM
Thread Name: Help - violin or fiddle?
Subject: RE: Help - violin or fiddle?
A lot of people in this thread are trying hard to establish a "correct" usage that says "violin" for classical and "fiddle" for folk.That is not how the words are used by everyone. Lots of people say fiddle for both, lots of people say violin for both. The words are historically synonymous. If you want to make this distinction ,fine, but don't try to impose it on others who dont talk that way.
But more important, go for it khandu. You know have the best instrument in the world. Scrape on!!