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Old Time vs Bluegrass
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Robyn.fnq
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I'll have to do some research, I don't know enough about different genres, apart from classical and Irish fiddling.

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Bluegrass sounds all the same after a few songs.  Perhaps the banjo is too dominant. 
"Old Time" country doesn't always have a banjo and, in fact, can consist of many different instruments in varying numbers.  This simply leaves more room for nice possibilities.

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Robyn.fnq said:

I'll have to do some research, I don't know enough about different genres, apart from classical and Irish fiddling.

dunno

 

I don't know much either. duncecap Now I'm going to have to research it myself and see what I learn. amuse

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For some great country old time listen to audio clips on this Amazon site  (Nashville Dulcimers).  This is only a start for real country.  Much more to be found.

http://www.amazon.com/28-Dulci.....B000EQ5Z6O

Never hear a dulcimer in Blue Grass.

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Of course, country also features the violin while violin is mostly background in Blue Grass.  (IF there is a violin, but there is always a mandolin.)

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I tried to find Nashville Dulcimers on YouTube without any success. I guess my cheap a__ will have to dish out a little cash to hear them. Thanks for the tip Oliver.

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There are short clips on Amazon if you did not try that AND you can buy individual pieces (D/L MP3's) for about a buck.   This is great music for a student to mess with and back-ups just roll off my fingers violin-student doo-dah, doo-dah !

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I was half way kidding about spending the money but money is harder to come by here than it was in Sweden.frown

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Well, I was only kidding too smile   We northerners know that Ft. L. is one of the homes of the rich and famous dancing

Is there any legit country happening down there?    Not a lot here in eastern NC.  It's much bigger out west by the Blue Ridge. (where it is also hurricane proof!)

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Sorry to say that the culture in Fort Lauderdale is a struggle.  We may have to join Barry in Nashville to get something good going. cool

There is a fair amount of work in the winter though in Ft Laud.

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Wow it is nice to hear a dulcimer mentioned. I have one and they're fun to play. When I get better on the violin, think I might write a dulcimer and fiddle tune.

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I'll know more about dulcimers pretty soon. One church lady has a sked with local retirement and assisted care places and I will be "auditioning" for her next week.  The church lady plays hammered dulcimer ( and sings, I think ).  Maybe it will work, maybe not.  The church lady doesn't know what key she plays in.  She just plays. 

This all looks questionable on paper dazed

However I absolutely refuse to play Amazing Grace more than twice a week dazed

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What instrument are you playing for your audition Oliver. That sounds like fun.

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I will play the violin and I'm sure it will be fun.  My concern is to put together enough backup so it doesn't sound like a constant violin lead which I don't think is her intention or mine. 

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That sounds cool. A dulcimer can carry some strong sounding chord patterns and slide into the lead riffs real smooth.

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LOL, Good luck with the "audition" Oliver. Look forward to hearing all about it. If you add a smile to it all you may confuse her a little bit.rofl

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I think the confusion might go the other way.  She is hoping that I will help her with the tuning unaware that I can hardly keep 4 strings in tune.  And I see that there are a few kinds of dulcimers so I hope she has the least complicated kind.  My Grandmother (in Budapest) used to play the zither with my Grandfather(violin) but she's gone (and so is the zither)(and the violin) so I will get no advice there.

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i dont like the singing in blue grass music.  confused

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There's many styles of bluegrass...Do you mean that you don't like the southern accent gStretch or Bob Dylan's variated versions? Or share what you don't like about the singing...afrodrummerjimi-hendrixdevil-violin

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Funny stuff Barry. Thanks for the post.

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Hahaha Barry. Thanks for clearing that up! amuse

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