Mudcat Café message #1271844 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #1271844
Posted By: GUEST,Hootenanny
14-Sep-04 - 04:34 AM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Greg,

Far from being flamed I would like to congratulate you on your considered view. Much of what has appeared above seems to come from people who are too ready to be argumentative and enjoy putting down others without having too much knowledge of the extremely wide field of music that we loosely call Old Time.

The comment that the tunes are played over and over again without change is the sort of comment that comes from people who are not really familiar with the music and NOT LISTENING. Most people that I know playing old time try variations within the main structure even if they are only subtle. However many tunes are so pleasing that they don't need variation.

Open your ears and your minds folks and forget the pigeon holes.