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Thread #31107 Message #407168
Posted By: reggie miles
27-Feb-01 - 10:15 AM
Thread Name: Help: the 'invention' of bluegrass
Subject: RE: Help: the 'invention' of bluegrass
I guess attitudes like some of those above perplex me. Here we discuss how the combinations of various forms of style and music came together to create a new style. Though if we suggest that other instrumentation or ideas join that newly created form suddenly there are folks who seem to get upset. This seems to be a totally backward attitude to adopt when it comes to music. Music is not stagnant and cannot be put in a box. It is as different as the individuals who choose to perform it. Above there were comments made about how even the gods of this form of music were not satisfied with it's sound and sought to alter and change it with more humor, syncopation and other instrumentaion. So why did I get so much of the hairy eyeball at Wintergrass for wanting to include my washboard and musical saw in some of what was going on at the jams there? I chalk it up to lack of vision and or perspective about how this and other forms of music came into being in the first place, one word, innovation.