Looking back through earlier posts I read one referring to the Be-Bop scale. I note that it had been read almost 4,000 times ( many, many times more than any other post.) Can I conclude from this that improvisational/bluesy/jazzy style fiddle playing is the style most desired/admired ,much more so than Old Time, Bluegrass, Celtic etc. etc? If not then then is it simply academic interest?
Well, generally speaking, the more replies a post has the more reads it will have. And I think posts that have more replies stray off topic and possibly have some back and forth arguments going on. I really don’t think be-bop is particularly popular even with jazz fiddlers.