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Postby wollie » Sun May 06, 2018 9:31 am

I was at an outdoor event last weekend of flamenco music and dance which was amazing.
I was wondering if violin/fiddle is widely used as one of the performers were playing same.
He was a very good musician as was the guitarist, the dancers were also brilliant.
Just wondering...

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Re: music

Postby Manchesteral » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:30 pm

Just to be pedantic, a violin and a fiddle are the same thing just a different musical style, Violins are not, in my experience widely used in Flamenco although having said that I was performing recently at a music club in las Palmas where one of the musicians accompanied me to, "Dead flowers" and "Sweet Virginia" on violin and it worked very well even though those songs were not written for violin, so why not with Flamenco ?
I think, in the main, Violin, Viola, and Cello is restricted to classical music, at least here in Gran Canaria anyway

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Re: music

Postby RichardCoeurdeLion » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:20 pm

I'd be interested in how you came to be playing those two stones songs Manchester.

I've never heard a violin being used in Flamenco, but I think it would fit in well with the gypsy vibe.

Violins and cellos are frequently used in all generes of music e.g. Gypsy Jazz of Django and Stephan Graphelli.

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Re: music

Postby peteroldracer » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:22 pm

violins are part of Verdiales, a moorish-flamenco genre I reckon
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