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Gems of Bluegrass #1207 Bluegrass Waltzes

From: Philip Nusbaum
Length: 08:26

When you think about bluegrass, what do you think of?. I’ bet it’s reckless speed and drive, or maybe harmony singing especially the kind of 4-part singing on gospel songs. Or you might think of the mood of lonesome, or all the happy sounding sad songs. But what of the waltz? Waltzes can set the same tones as the other types of bluegrass songs. And over time, there have been some special effects, too.

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Gems of Bluegrass are 5 - 8 minutes drop-in modules that look at bluegrass / old time history, aesthetics and culture. Each Gem consists of multiple song clips with commentary over music beds. For an insightful weekly 1-hour bluegrass show that includes Gems of Bluegrass, see the Bluegrass Review, available from PRX. Contact Phil Nusbaum at pnusbaum@bitstram.net to download the show from www.bluegrassreview.com.

 

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Piece Description

Gems of Bluegrass are 5 - 8 minutes drop-in modules that look at bluegrass / old time history, aesthetics and culture. Each Gem consists of multiple song clips with commentary over music beds. For an insightful weekly 1-hour bluegrass show that includes Gems of Bluegrass, see the Bluegrass Review, available from PRX. Contact Phil Nusbaum at pnusbaum@bitstram.net to download the show from www.bluegrassreview.com.

 

Timing and Cues

in: music
out: UA
8:25

Intro and Outro

INTRO:

When you think about bluegrass, what do you think of?. I’ bet it’s reckless speed and drive, or maybe harmony singing especially the kind of 4-part singing on gospel songs. Or you might think of the mood of lonesome, or all the happy sounding sad songs. But what of the waltz? Waltzes can set the same tones as the other types of bluegrass songs. And over time, there have been some special effects, too.

OUTRO:

play some bluegrass waltzes. Maybe a lonesome one from Bill Monroe such as On the Old Kentucky Shore, or a pretty one, such as Kenny Baker's Roxanne Waltz.