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I am a trained Indian Carnatic style violin player. Can I play Western songs on a violin with carnatic fingering techniques or do I need to re-learn everything to adopt to the Western style?

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    Help us help you. What specifically is carnatic fingering. I am familiar with carnatic scales, which do seem to be based on chromatic scale, 12 equal tones. Can you verify that. – ggcg Sep 25 at 20:14
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    @ggcg just asking the generalised idea here . i.e how difficult is for Indian Carnatic style violin player to play western music. – Som Pathak Sep 26 at 8:34
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    That doesn't help – ggcg Sep 26 at 10:19
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    @ggcg it doesn't help you because you're not familiar with carnatic violin technique... What do you want from them? A rundown of the entire tradition and technique of south Indian classical violin playing? – Some_Guy Oct 15 at 4:17
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    You might have a question like "how difficult is it for a classical guitarist to attempt to play the blues", and you wouldn't expect that person to outline everything that classical guitar technique consists of in order for it to be a well-asked question; it's just understood that if you don't know something about classical guitar playing and about blues guitar playing that you won't be able to answer the question... – Some_Guy Oct 15 at 4:19
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If you already play a very difficult music style, I think to pass to western music will be easier for you. The only difficulty will be to adapt to this other system with different "rules".

Watch this video,
If You Can Play Carnatic Music, You Can Play Anything | Akkarai Subhalakshmi | Music of India:

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