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    Gaston county and the surrounding areas have a proud history in the progression of “old time” traditional music to what we know today as Bluegrass. The songs and music of the foothills (mill hill music) have been passed down from generation to generation and play an important role in preserving the customs and culture from our past. The goal of the Bluegrass Project: Exploration of Bluegrass Music is to acquaint residents, young and old with their musical heritage and help them acquire the skills necessary to learn to play bluegrass successfully. In turn, they will introduce the music to others and keep the art form alive. In 2011, Gaston School of the Arts received a $2500 matching grant award from the Bluegrass Music Foundation. GSOA…

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    smiled despite myself. Ah, yes. This was the music of home. The sound of the fiddle, recognizable to me with not quite as poignant of a sound as the Norwegian hardanger fiddle, swelled a tune of a summer dance. I had danced many a midsummer dance to that sound. In fact, just over a year ago, I danced through the hollows of an old church town, finding my way by the sound of a fiddle playing a similar summer polska at the front of the town. If ever there was a song to study that unexpectedly stole…

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    Music it is more than just noise it has a purpose. Music is here to calm you, entertain you. I will be talking about music and how it affects us and everything else. Music means sounds combined to make a melody that appeals to you. Music effects everything that include movies, dances, and just being with family and friends. How does music effect movies? Have you ever tried to find a movie that doesn’t have any music in it, if you have and you probably didn’t find any? You know why, because it…

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    Country music can be traced back to early folk traditions in many of the British Isles. Once in America those traditions crossed paths with the music of previous immigrants and African slaves and the earliest form of country was born. Country music began it journey into the headlines in the early 1920’s because of artist being able to truly connect with the listeners. “In 1925, four musicians from Virginia recording under the name Hill Bellies gave rise to the term hill Billy music, somewhat…

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    Country Music Genre Essay

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    Since I got to choose what I wanted to write about for this report I decided to choose one of my favorite genres, country. It’s a style of music that was first developed in the southern and western states, which used to be known as folk type of music, but since then has transformed into pop/country. I would like to elaborate more on the old country musical instruments. Instruments generally used in the more traditional genre of country music were the banjo, fiddle, harmonica, string bass, and…

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    Folk music can be defined as any style of music which represents a community. Folk music encompasses many aspects of human life; however, the main aspect of folk music focuses on hard times. As times change, folk music has evolved. Folk music has impacted many genres in the music industry and continues to impact the industry today. One of the most common genres that derived from folk music is bluegrass. Bluegrass music is defined as a type of folk music originating in Kentucky…

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    For over 90 of years’ country music has been an enjoyable source of entertainment for millions of people around the world. With the reputation of an upbeat and feel good vibe country songs have, it is no wonder country music has been around for so long. Country artists are specifically known for singing about the outdoors, relationships, and alcohol. They are able to provide a direct connection using these three topics, between themselves and their audiences. Country music usually consists of a…

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    You can download an app to your phone that makes tuning much easier, bring it to a friend who knows how to tune stringed instruments, or visit your local music shop where a professional can help. It'll take a few minutes to setup the instrument, then you'll be ready to play. Banjo Materials This particular banjo is created with quality materials. The rim is a three-ply maple, the resonator is maple and so is the neck. Maple is considered an incredible tonewood, which means that it has tonal…

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    become regional hits. According to an encyclopedia, Stanley is “one of the patriarchs of bluegrass.” Therefore, it is only fitting that he was to create a bluegrass band such as The Clinch Mountain Boys. The concert was full of guest stars; even one of Stanley’s young grandsons, Isaac Moore preformed “God Gave You To Me.” This song performed by Moore made me ecstatic and it was one of the best parts of the concert. The other thing that stood out to me throughout the concert was the remarkable…

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    to their own inner grove, you can be pretty much certain that it’s not classical music they’re listening to. Teenagers I know can enthusiastically rattle off the name of a dozen bands on their current favorite playlist, but ask them if they know who Brahms was and a funny kind of glazed look comes over their eyes. Even my music students, who I’d hope would know better, are astonishingly unknowledgeable about classical music, and if they don’t even know the names of these composer, you’d better…

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