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Thread #75517   Message #1326892
Posted By: Once Famous
14-Nov-04 - 09:17 PM
Thread Name: what is old-timey music?
Subject: RE: what is old-timey music?
Great question. I love bluegrass music where there seems to be room for innovation, flashy picking, tight harmonies, and improvosation(sp).

Old-timey music usually chases the bluegrassers out of the room because it seems to lack all of these qualities and is not as structered with songs that have a definitive begining, middle, and end.

Some of the old-timey tunes just go on forever without any variation in their structure for great lengths of time.