I played the violin as a child, and now I'm trying to pick it up again. However, most of the music and notes I have are for classical music, which is what I played back then. So for instance I have been working on Franz Wohlfahrt's "Sixty Studies for the Violin" under the assumption that it is useful no matter what I will end up playing.
However, I really like the sound of bands like Pentangle and Ygdrassil, usually described as folk with jazz/rock/blues influences. These two groups don't use the violin a lot, but for example in Open the Door of the Pentangle the violin is somewhat prominent.
I'm definitely not ready to play with others yet, and we're quarantined due to COVID-19 now anyway, so my question is: is there any way I could learn to play this kind of music on the violin that makes sense to do on my own? Or is the violin simply not suited for this and should I stick to another genre / try the guitar (for example) instead / wait for times to improve to join a band where I could have a more supporting role?