Tuesday, October 16, 2007

On a non-T related note:

Several people have asked me recently what the difference is between a violin and a fiddle.

Well, nothing. The instrument's the same; it's the style of music that's different. Some fiddlers, especially older ones, hold the violin and bow differently, but a lot of fiddlers hold it classical style.

(In doing an image search for a fiddler, I swear I found a photo of one of my long-ago students, or possibly her sister. Wow. I also found mostly photos from various productions of Fiddler on the Roof, which should come as no particular surprise. Dah dahdahdah dahdahdaaaah! Tradition!)

No comments: