Mudcat Café message #1245717 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72375   Message #1245717
Posted By: Jerry Rasmussen
12-Aug-04 - 09:19 AM
Thread Name: Harmonies By The Number
Subject: RE: Harmonies By The Number
You hit the nail right on the head, Mark. Jam sessions at festivals understandably deal in the most fundamental tunes and chord changes. And that's great (not being capable of "jamming", myself.) It's a wonderful way to learn tunes and become familiar with playing with others. And, I do believe that there are bluegrass groups that limit their instrumental runs, chord changes and vocal harmonies, not out of a lack of ability, but because they believe that that's what bluegrass should be. That's o.k, too. It just bores me, very quickly. None of it is necessarily "bad." Just not to my taste.

Jerry