#1
What exactly does bluegrass encompass? Why do people enjoy it so much?

It just feels like even more backward music than country..
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The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


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#2
Usually the musicianship is technically better than country. Banjo shredding basically.
#3
Just when you think you couldn't seem anymore ignorant.

I was considering giving a serious, detailed answer, but I don't think you're worth it.
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
#4
Quote by theogonia777
Just when you think you couldn't seem anymore ignorant.

I was considering giving a serious, detailed answer, but I don't think you're worth it.


What this guy said...
1. You're surfing the internet.
2. You're browsing through the UG forums.
3. You're reading now.
5. You didn't notice that there was no #4.
6. You just checked it.
7. Now you're having a lil smile.

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#5
And happy April fools to you guys too!

Theo, I tried to piss you off particularly and seeing as bluegrass is a big part of your life, I couldn't hesitate :-p
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#6
to put it simply bluegrass has better musicianship than country, and is also more authentic, modern country is just pop with a fake accent
#8
Quote by willT08
Bluegrass is basically anti-music


I already admitted it was a prank. No need to carry it on

EDIT: Wait, are you serious? Them bluegrass folks are not gonna be happy..
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
Last edited by shawnkenneth at Apr 1, 2014,
#11
Sheesh. It's an april fool's joke. Damn. Read the thread again...
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#13
Lol, this is all so rich.
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#14
I think the problem is that you've made stupid threads before so no one is going to believe you.
#15
Quote by shawnkenneth
Lol, this is all so rich.

People are just posting songs bud get over it. I don't care if you made a shitty joke thread, I posted songs to show other people not to poke fun at your crap thread.
Last.fm So you can make fun of my taste in music
Youtube So you can make fun of my videos
#16
Quote by bifteksupernova
People are just posting songs bud get over it. I don't care if you made a shitty joke thread, I posted songs to show other people not to poke fun at your crap thread.


Well thanks, but if they aren't reading the thread then the joke's on them.

Also, if it's a joke, I don't need to be protected from any ridicule. I don't really care about what people say here because I don't take the Pit seriously anymore..
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#17
ITT: Shawn makes a dumb thread. Shawn gets his piss taken out of him. Shawn covers "lel it was April Fool's". People keep taking his piss directly from his bladder. Shawn continues to try to justify.

rinse repeat


good thread though
#18
Quote by Baby Joel
ITT: Shawn makes a dumb thread. Shawn gets his piss taken out of him. Shawn covers "lel it was April Fool's". People keep taking his piss directly from his bladder. Shawn continues to try to justify.

rinse repeat


good thread though


Joel tries to look smart by saying stuff which he knows is probably bs. People in Pit can't accept fact that they are wrong for once. People in pit readily agree with anything to degrade Shawn.

Shawn laughs, feeling satisfied

Add: Theo, I am still waiting for you to reply to my idiotically long post in that other thread where I totally prove your wrong. Or are you afraid of the fact that what I had to say was actually a good point?
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
Last edited by shawnkenneth at Apr 1, 2014,
#19
Quote by willT08
Bluegrass is basically anti-music

this guy gets it




#20
Quote by shawnkenneth
where I totally prove your wrong.


lel
There's no such thing; there never was. Where I am going you cannot follow me now.
#21
Quote by theogonia777
lel


Making remarks like this to cover up the fact that you have nothing to say is really becoming a trend for you.

Others here will fall for your bullshit because you're way more experienced on this forum and they'll give you some credit. But not me, you can't pull that on me.
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#24
Quote by sickman411
It's a combination of Blue music and Grass music.

sorry shawn


nah, that was a good one
But a little played out by now..
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#25
Sorry shawn it will probably be mentioned every time you make a post about music, just the way of the pit.

Jrcsgtpeppers made a post about 4/5 time and he still gets reminded about it.
#26
Quote by Malchius
Sorry shawn it will probably be mentioned every time you make a post about music, just the way of the pit.

Jrcsgtpeppers made a post about 4/5 time and he still gets reminded about it.


I know about Jrcsgtpeppers. I actually witnessed him posting that .

Actually I'm happy have contributed atleast something to the site. No matter how minor
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core
#28
Quite aside from all the petty bickering.... I've been a big fan of bluegrass music since my guitar-picking buddy came home with the first "Let The Circle Be Unbroken" album way back when. (1972, actually)
A lot of my current favorites are outright bluegrass artists or bluegrass-influenced.
Sam Bush, Norman Blake, The Punch Brothers, Doc Watson, Bela Fleck....

That being said, there are basically two flavors of bluegrass. There is the traditional stuff, the stuff derived from Bill Monroe (who gave name to the form with his band, the "Blue Grass Boys".
The "High Lonesome" vocals, the leads by mandolin and banjo, the string-band format. (no drums, no bass, just acoustic instruments) A very heavy gospel influence.

Then, there's the "Newgrass" guys, the ones I like. Sam Bush is among the originators. The guys who took bluegrass as a basis, but felt free to add more contemporary sounds.
And... Added the guitar as a lead instrument. In string-bands, the guitar doubles as the bass, and rarely was a solo heard.
There's exciting music being done still. The Punch Brothers, with stellar mandolinist Chris Theile, is doing some very cutting-edge stuff with great musicianship.
The Coal Porters are a jazz-influenced UK "bluegrass" band with some great tunes.
There are lots of others.
#29
Well, on a side note, thank you to all who posted here. I wasn't a fan of bluegrass but it seems interesting. Definitely gonna listen more now!
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No, I judge people based on how similar they are to me.
The greater the similarity, the more of a total ****ing **** they are.


Metal is like an apple. Everything is good except for the core