View Full Version : Which of these 3 Modern Violinists are better?

17th Jun 2011, 3:15 PM
Lindsey Stirling


David Ragsdale

In my personal opinion, I like them all. Svet is a very good violinist(and a good looking guy, according to my big sis) Lindsey Stirling is very skilled and very energetic with the violin. But my personal favorite is David Ragsdale, he's an extremley skilled violinist, and he can play guitar too! When I saw Kansas live back last month, This man blew me away. On some of the heavier Kansas songs like Icarus (Bourne on Wings of Steel) and Portrait (He Knew) his violin had a neck strap and a clip where the bow would go, he would pick up the guitar and start rockin out, then he would swivel it around, unhook the bow and start playing the violin again! The last 2 songs they did, Fight Fire with Fire and Carry On Wayward Son, he played just the guitar and he sounded amazing!

So what do you think?!

17th Jun 2011, 7:45 PM
Oh, violin, how you ruined my childhood!

17th Jun 2011, 8:01 PM
I think I like Lindsey the best out of those 3 but you should check out Caitlyn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyfF4NhQLiQ&feature=relmfu

17th Jun 2011, 10:32 PM
I liked the style of David Ragsdale's music best and I thought he had the best technical skill, so I think he's hands-down the best of the three. I will say that I'm not much a fan of hip-hop and I thought Lindsey's was a little too much in the genre of pop, which I'm not greatly fond of, either. I like some pop, but that video was a little too...saccharine, maybe, for me. I liked that it was a little reminiscent of celtic music, but, overall, it just wasn't to my taste. I much prefer classical violin that is as unaltered from the sound coming from the instrument as possible. One of my favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQg2TnYnxnI (though it's cello and not violin. I prefer cello.)