At last I’ve added a tag in the sidebar for fiddles, embracing all kinds of bowed lutes (or even, um, friction chordophones) around the world, including folk fiddles, ghijak and satar, sarangi and kamancha, violins in WAM, and so on.
It’s a typically extensive list, and I’m sorry I can’t subhead tags, yet. If I could, the entries might include
- Chinese (notably this guide to regional traditions, and a related post on different aesthetics)
- other cultures of the world
- WAM: composers; quartets (including Schubert, Haydn, and so on)
and so on.
A stimulating comparative post is
with the amazing Transylvanian fiddling there pursued further in Musical cultures of East Europe.
- a caveat to reverse musical snobbery
- on the inanity of competitions, and a historical excursion
- Carson’s brilliant observations on Irish flutes and performance practice (to complement the Chinese mouth-organ)
- a lovely story I heard at a session in an Armagh pub
- the late great Hugh Maguire
One quirk of the blog format I use here is that I can only give categories and tags to posts, not pages. So I’d add other pages like
and so on.
For another instrument tag, see trumpet—giving links to many world traditions of wind and brass playing.