The Pick Vs.The Bow
I guess this question is geared towards anyone who plays fiddle after coming from a plucked instrument, but I am wondering if the fiddle is just inherently easier to play faster. I listen to reels fly by me and I know I will never be able to pick that fast. The fiddlers aren’t even breaking a sweat. All of the other pickers at my session are strummers, so it’s no good asking them about it. I’m not at all trying to discount the amount of effort that goes into being able to play reels at session speed, but am just wondering if the fiddle is naturally a faster playing instrument than a mandolin or banjo.