Fiddle or Flute- Help me chose!
Hi, I’ve been contemplating taking up a new instrument for some time now, and I’ve narrowed my choice down to the fiddle ot flute. I play box already.
I can play the tin whistle reasonably, and find it fairly easy to to play tunes I have in my head even though I’ve never played them on the instrument. I have tried a few flutes, but find the embouchoure hard to retain, espiacally with regards to jumping octaves.
With the fiddle, I am wondering is it really that hard to start off? How long would it take to become reasonable considering I would practise everyday. I can pluck a tune out of the banjo, and as mentioned above, I can play tunes that I’ve never played on the banjo. I find the fingering easy except for the spacing which I find a stretch. Is bowing on the fiddle harder than plucking on the banjo?
I love both of these instruments, but am leaning more towards the fiddle, but tell me what you think.