Posted by FretlessinTexas on Saturday, May 8, 2010
Last night, I was playing clawhammer banjo for some nice folks. They really seemed to enjoy the music and like so many people, they said how much they enjoyed bluegrass music. I said that I liked bluegrass too, but that I was playing the "parent music" to bluegrass.
Saturday, May 8, 2010 @6:25:59 AM
Saturday, May 8, 2010 @9:46:57 AM
I've seen that before too. It's funny though, I'm a Scruggs style player and a lot of my friends complain that I'm not playing Cumberland Gap and John Hardy clawhammer style. They keep buggin me to learn some of those "old fiddle tunes".
There seems to be so many kids in my area that are picking up banjos and only interested in frailing away on them. I'm guess I'll eventually work on some drop thumbin, but I'm actually getting a kick out of playing along in some of these jams with my fingerpicks if they let me.
I guess it goes both ways
Saturday, May 8, 2010 @10:26:39 AM
I like bluegrass. I just don't play it.
Sunday, May 9, 2010 @3:16:34 AM
Great explantion, Dean.
I grew up with bluegrass. I just wasn't very good (still not) with Scruggs style. Clawhammer came much easier for me. Never really learned the old-time tunes but always leaned towards the bluegrass tunes played clawhammer style....a little mixed up, but what can you expect from a "full-blooded- briar" born in Ohio...!!!
Sunday, May 9, 2010 @5:35:38 AM
I've made more friends from Ohio since living up here in Northeast Indiana than anywhere else. Something must be in your water because you all are nice people. That's a fact.
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