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Contemporary Christian

Discussion in 'Music' started by IfTheyOnlyKnew, Mar 20, 2015.

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    Vince is brilliant on so many instruments. Like Ricky Skaggs- he just smokes. I never saw George's funeral, wish I had, he was one in a million.

    I actually was in a bluegrass band for years. I play mainly guitar but took up mandolin just because. I still lead worship at church once a month.
    I can hang on guitar in most circles, but mandolin- wow. I've played with some 12 years olds that made me want to burn it in a bonfire. I still drag it out now and again to remind myself how badly I need to practice. Since I broke my wrist 2 years ago and had 2 subsequent surgeries, it gets tougher to keep up practice than it is to just play.
     
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    The banjo has always mystified me. Seems like it would be a hard instrument to master.
     
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    I think the rolls are tough, but it's like any muscle movement thing. Scruggs-style is like that.
    I really like clawhammer. It's that plunky-thumpy style that you hear in old time music. It's done with an open back banjo, so not nearly the volume on these closed back ones favored in bluegrass. Leroy Troy is a good clawhammer guy.
     
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    I really like that the banjo is gaining popularity among indie artists. Mumford and Sons and Avett Brothers feature it prominently. They've since enjoyed success, but their roots were indie music. It's cool that Neil Young used it in Old Man way back when. I remember being in St. Augustine and some little kid was playing Scruggs style on a street corner. The speed and what was going on was incredible. Me and my friend sat on a nearby bench and listened to him play for about a half hour.
     
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    Ok, you guys, I have been OBSESSED with this song lately. OBSESSED. I have the CD in my car, and have set the CD player to repeat. I think in the past few days, I have listened to this song no less than 100 times in a row. :facepalm:

    All I can think when I listen to it is, I wish someone loved me this much... :oops:
     
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    Aww, I think plenty of people love you that much!
     
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    :hug: You're too good to me.

    I just hear the love he has for his wife oozing out of this song, and it makes me weepy sometimes. I know, that's just so silly, but I can't help it. :nojj:
     
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    For my friend @IfTheyOnlyKnew
    Sara is a friend and quite a good musician. She sometimes plays at the family camp where I go. I though this was a great song for you.
    Enjoy!

     
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    That was beautiful, GT. Thank you! :hug:
     
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    Perfect song for Maundy Thursday, commemorating the Last Supper.

     
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    Very catchy tune! :up:
    Thanks for keeping this thread going, GT! :hug:
     
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    What in the fuck?
     
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    Can we help you with something? You're clearly lost. :coffee:
     
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    I once was lost
     
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    How can you hate bagpipes? :eek:

    When I first got Sirius, one of my favorite
    Music channels was 67. I had no idea what it was called. I kept meaning to look it up but in the meantime I enjoyed the tunes. Never paid any attention to the lyrics.

    Months later I finally looked it up and it was alternative Christian. So I guess you can say I like Christian music, too. :facepalm: :p
     
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    Yay!! :prancing: