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Fiddle Development Timeline 

Posted 8/7/2007 11:13:21 PM

This composite graphic shows the historically significant instruments in the development of the king of fiddles, the violin. It was published in the Almost Famous monthly newsletter of the Northern Illinois Bluegrass Association in an article titled, O fydell, whence camest thou?

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4 comments on “Fiddle Development Timeline”

Curtiss White Says:
Wednesday, September 26, 2007 @6:02:54 PM

Michael, that is so cool. I've wondered about the development of the violin for a long time. Thanks so much!

Russell Sampson Says:
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @12:37:59 PM

It took the chinrest a while longer to get here huh ?

FiddlerFaddler Says:
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @7:06:11 PM

Yup, because it took a while for the fiddle to migrate up to just under the chin, I reckon.  Some fiddlers today still play it at the chest and never on the shoulder.  Even Rachel Barton Pine can be seen on YouTube playing an English square (really rectangular) fiddle at the chest, not on the shoulder.

Ozarkian DL Says:
Thursday, August 6, 2009 @7:39:57 AM

As tha old chinaman said after eatin his rice....
"belly good".

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