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Maggie Greenwald, is a film about a musicologist researching Appalachian folk music in western North Carolina. Each regional old-time tradition accompanies different dance styles. Unfortunately some of the best recordings of old-time music are on out-of-print LPs, but all of the following are available on CD.

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Okeh, which had previously coined the terms "hillbilly music" to describe Appalachian and Southern fiddle-based and religious music and " race recording " to describe the music of African American recording artists , began using "old-time music" as a term to describe the music made by artists of Carson's style. There are probably a few thousand people playing this music now. Tunes that were composed to delight the ear. Some individuals may even do both. The above list is now somewhat dated. Their style has been recently emulated by contemporary musician Tim Eriksen. And the harmonica and autoharp. The banjo, originally a fretless instrument and frequently made from a gourd,[ citation needed ] played the same melody as the fiddle though in a lower register , while simultaneously providing a rhythmic accompaniment incorporating a high drone provided by the instrument's short "drone string. Alan Jabbour, founding director of the Folklife Center at the Library of Congress , became a leader of this revival while a student at Duke University. Fraley belongs here, too, along with Mel Durham and Marvin Gaster and others. Nevertheless, some tunes such as "Soldier's Joy" are found in nearly every regional style, though played somewhat differently in each. References Bealle, John, Old-time music and dance: community and folk revival. Few recordings were made of the many active African-American old-time string bands in this period, but John Lusk, Albert York, and Murphy Gribble played in one band of which we have recordings.

Rather, everyone plays in unison. In the following list this description will be my guide: rural-style music of late 19th and early 20th century America and its closest descendants. Those early three-finger styles, especially the technique developed by Jenkins, led to the three-finger Scruggs style created by Earl Scruggs in the s, which helped advance the split between the old-time genre and the solo-centric style that became known as bluegrass.

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There are a handful of masterful solo musicians performing currently. While many dance tunes and ballads can be traced to European sources, many others are of North American origin. Impact of old time music Old time music, with its traditional beginnings in the folk music of countries in Europe and Africa , brought forth fond traditions in dance and folk songs. A broad selection of written music does exist, although many believe that the style of old-time music cannot be practically notated by written music. The music from these earlier, old times endured through the generations because of its rich and varied sounds and lyrics and because it filled the needs of the people, who, after all, created it for themselves. Tunes that were composed to delight the ear. New England The New England states, being among the first to be settled by Europeans, have one of the oldest traditions of old-time music.

As mentioned above, "fiddle tunes" form the bulk of the old time jam repertoire, but songs may be played at some jams as well. A second volume was released in The first list is of contemporary musicians, the second is of re-releases of older traditional musicians and singers, most of whom are deceased.

See the notes, for example, to the Emmett Lundy LP.

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Rafe Stefanini and Bob Herring belong in the above list.

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