Mudcat Café message #1265280 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1265280
Posted By: wysiwyg
06-Sep-04 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Don't forget blues was part of bluegrass. That's one reason why blues/black gospel and bluegrass gospel so often turn up in each others' back yards. Also if you listen to blues fiddle, all you need to do is speed it up and it's bluegrass fiddle. I bet picking patterns do that too. And "high lonesome" singing sounds an awful lot like soloists singing spirituals-- pushing the pitch a tad sharp on long notes for emphasis. "High lonesome" is pitch shading as much as tone shading.

~S~