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New outlook on Bluegrass music

Posted by Genraltweet on Monday, May 30, 2011

I went to a bluegrass festival this past weekend, Fiddlers Grove, NC. It was such a great experience! I learned so much and also jammed a lot playing guitar. I won 3rd place youth banjo which was great considering there were more than three people who entered :) and I have decided that older Bluegrass is the way to go. Like Flat and Scruggs type stuff. It's so much more fun to play. Older Bluegrass with the more chords, the better. I just found it so much more enjoyable than the newer bluegrass songs with only four very popular chords usually played.


Anyways, that's just my opinion.

3 comments on “New outlook on Bluegrass music”

Oalbrets Says:
Monday, May 30, 2011 @5:22:17 PM

I also love the old bluegrass songsTeresa. Keep on pickin.

n1wr Says:
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 @2:00:16 PM

Teresa: Good for you! Its really great to see young people enjoying bluegrass.

The old traditional bluegrass music is what a very large bunch of us also prefer. Its the best music to get yourself a good understanding of the style - once you have the foundation - you can experiment with the newer styles - often referred to as newgrass. Personally I never cared for it. I remember back in the late 1960's/early 1970's Earl Scruggs began to go in that direction when his son Randy was first playing with him in concerts. Didn't go very far though before he returned to his roots.

Well be looking for great things from you in the future. Have fun.


catching2nd Says:
Wednesday, June 1, 2011 @2:25:11 PM

Teresa, you'll also find that many of the new songs hardly ever get played at your average bluegrass jams. It's the old ones - the standards - that everyone knows and plays.

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