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Defining Bluegrass Music

Bluegrass music can be defined in a couple of ways, including technical dictionary definitions along with the opinionated perspectives of many individuals who consider themselves lovers of the genre. Most dictionaries will define bluegrass music as a traditional American style of music played with string instruments. It’s easy to argue that this is true considering many … Continue reading Defining Bluegrass Music

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Defining Bluegrass

This week’s post is meant to provide my interpretation of what defines the Bluegrass music genre based on sources such as “Bluegrass: A History” by Neil Rosenberg, “The Bluegrass Reader” by Thomas Goldsmith, and the music section of Ted Olson’s “Encyclopedia of Appalachia”, and the film “High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music.” It can … Continue reading Defining Bluegrass

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Bluegrass: A Definition

Bluegrass is so much more than just a genre of music. As outlined in the Introductions and in “High Lonesome,” Bluegrass music is the voice of an entire region. Unlike today, when music preferences vary greatly between generations and genders and religions and races, Bluegrass in the 40’s and 50’s was the music. Parents, children, grandparents, …read more

What is Bluegrass?

Bluegrass is a unique genre of music whose origins rise from the cultural intersection of the Appalachian Mountain region (with influences including but not limited to African American, Scotch-Irish, traditional). It is characterized by the use of specific instruments (banjo, guitar, dobro, bass, mandolin) and harmonies, generation of a raw, acoustic sound, and themes of … Continue reading What is Bluegrass?

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Definition of Bluegrass

The definition of bluegrass is loosely defined as two things. One is a bluish-green grass that was introduced into North America from northern Europe. It is widely grown for fodder, especially in Kentucky and Virginia. The other is a kind of country … Continue reading

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