>>>Well, let's not quibble about terminology, you've defined a cut roll
exactly as I've described is being lobotomized. The roll you describe
probably is exactly as I've noted as "correct" timing etc,<<
Well , looks like I am not one of the lobotomized fiddlers then....
>> But the actual timing of the roll stays the same.
>And it does not fit everywhere, or in every tune and, if one did rolls all
>time and everywhere it would not be good fiddle playingbut acrobatics.<<
>Funny, pick up any CD by Burke or Peoples or any other similar player and
they do in fact play rolls all the time.<
I am afraid, you are wrong here. They play the rolls where they fit, and
where they "have to be played", without being overdone, certainly no
Maybe you should start learning the fiddle with a good fiddle
teacher/player. Then you will be qualified on criticising fiddle playing
and players re their technique, as, by listening, you would know and
understand the quality of what they are doing in and with a tune.