Where did the fiddle come from?

Answer The exact date of the creation of the first fiddle is unknown. The instrument evolved over time from other stringed instruments. The earliest fiddles known to have existed came from Italy in the 16... Read More »

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What is a fiddle?

The fiddle generally refers to any bowed or stringed instrument, though most often describes a violin. As a term, the fiddle is most often used to describe the violin when played in folk, country a... Read More »

How many strings does a fiddle have?

Fiddles have four steel strings; violins may have only the smallest "E" string in steel, and some fiddlers modify their bridges. Beyond that, the only difference between a fiddle and a violin is th... Read More »

How to Care for a Fiddle?

A fiddle is simply a more casual term for a violin. 'Fiddling' is usually associated with dancing, where 'violin music' has a classical connotation.A fiddle (violin) is a valuable, delicate, precis... Read More »

Who made the first fiddle?

The origin of the violin, or fiddle, springs from the early 16th century. The modern violin was first crafted by an Italian craftsman named Andrea Amati. He crafted a fiddle which belonged to Saint... Read More »