Is there a difference between a fiddle and violin?
But is there a difference between violin playing and fiddle playing? Yes. As a general rule, a violin is used for classical music and a fiddle is used for folk, country, and bluegrass. In the rock and jazz idioms, the terms are used more interchangeably.
Can I teach myself to play the fiddle?
Going it alone. It’s quite possible for you to learn to play the fiddle without books, internet, instruction, outside help, but I wouldn’t advise it. A good instructor or book can set you on the right path without getting into a lot of bad habits.
What does fiddling mean?
intransitive verb. 1 : to play on a fiddle. 2a : to move the hands or fingers restlessly. b : to spend time in aimless or fruitless activity : putter, tinker fiddled around with the engine for hours. c : meddle, tamper.
Where did the word fiddle come from?
The etymology of fiddle is uncertain: it probably derives from the Latin fidula, which is the early word for violin, or it may be natively Germanic. The name appears to be related to Icelandic Fiðla and also Old English fiðele.
How do you spell Fiddler?
Correct spelling for the English word “fiddler” is [fˈɪdlə], [fˈɪdlə], [f_ˈɪ_d_l_ə] (IPA phonetic alphabet).
What is meant by fiddle?
Definition of fiddle (Entry 2 of 2) intransitive verb. 1 : to play on a fiddle. 2a : to move the hands or fingers restlessly. b : to spend time in aimless or fruitless activity : putter, tinker fiddled around with the engine for hours.
Where did the term fiddle come from?
Is fiddled an adjective?
adjective. trifling; trivial: a fiddling sum of money.