Mudcat Café message #3113631 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #73111   Message #3113631
Posted By: The Sandman
14-Mar-11 - 02:28 PM
Thread Name: Is bluegrass an attitude?
Subject: RE: Is bluegrass an attitude?
BLUEGRASS BANJO is about complicated finger picking,using melodies interspersed with pattern picking[rolls], speed, and showing off, Bluegrass fiddling is not the same, in fact it tends to throw bowing patterns away, which is why it is not as predictable as old thyme fiddling, which often has in the past used a bowing pattern, of a pair slurred and then two single bows.
unfortuntely it is often played n a mechanical manner, that is not the fault of the music but of the players, who seem to think music is about speed and showing off