I suppose this one is for fiddlers less green. Ouch! it hurts when I press down those strings. But then, like the pagan chieftain that St. Patrick was baptising at the well when the crozier injured his foot and didn’t cry out because he thought the pain was part and parcel of the ritual, me too with the fiddling. Aren’t we supposed to suffer for our art? Well yesterday I had an experience that called all that into question. I visited a music shop and tried out two fiddles. What, no pain? Strings practically lying on the f/board. Is this what it’s supposed to be like?
My QUESTION is, to all you fiddle gurus, how high above the f/board should the strings be? Go raibh maith agaibh.
mairtin temp -23 Celsius