Find fiddle lessons, classes, and instructors on HeyKiki and learn how to play the fiddle. Although "playing the fiddle" reminds one of Shakespeare or "Fiddler on the Roof," the term simply applies to any stringed musical instrument with a bow. In this case, most times it is a violin. The Romans and Byzantines used to play a fiddle, which was a smaller version of the violin, but since then, Western civilization has adapted the larger as the go-to stringed instrument. But that doesn't mean you can't tell people you took fiddle lessons through HeyKiki!