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Posted by in Bluegrass Music on September 18, 2011
I’ve always considered Bluegrass Music to be very complicated to play, but I was wrong. Learning how to play Bluegrass music can be fun and also inspirational.
Bluegrass has it’s roots in Europe, and it was brought to the US by immigrants, particularly the Scottish. It sounds similar to Country Music, but it’s just much more fun to listen and play. Originated in rural areas and developed during the mid-1940s, Bluegrass has influences of Jazz and Blues, and it must be played with acoustic instruments like Mandolin, Banjo, and Acoustic Guitar. While playing in a band, each instrument can take a turn playing the melody and improvising around it, while others play accompaniment, and that’s the inspirational part, musicians can explore new chords and really show their skills, unlike other old-time music in which all instruments play the melody together. Read the rest of this entry »