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Old 05-31-2013, 07:50 AM
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I love playing country music. I even do a few songs solo singing with my zendrum and MIDIfile rig. I don't quite understand why there's some hatred to it - perhaps as was mentioned, the 'young country' craze could be it, but then again, the young country craze has been around for about 20 years now, right?

I do enjoy the old standards that really sound country as opposed to the pop country of say, a Faith Hill or Trisha Yearwood. I love the Mavericks.

But it was such a lesson in learning how to make it feel good. As a kid out of high school and into college, of course, country was my worst enemy because I was all about the notes and jazzing stuff up. I learned how to play country more by the dirty looks of the other players (and dancers) than any other genre!

I'm not sure why I haven't bought myself a nice hat yet though ;)
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I first started playing country in 1990. I had been playing rock for 20+ Yr. I thought I could just jump in and start playing. Boy was I wrong. It took me awhile to me make it feel right. I was into it for about 8 yr. Now I'm back in it again. with the same band. I think learning country has made me a better musician. I think most people like country, they just don't know it. If you took the country label and stigma away, they'd like it.
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Old 05-31-2013, 09:22 AM
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Also, some people here lump a lot of music under the country umbrella.
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It's peculiar that so many who disparage country for its lack of daring are quite incapable of playing it worth a fiddler's damn. It is easy to bury mistakes in a flurried cascade of tom rolling and crash bashing.

Listen to the bass line on Amanda (light of my life) by Waylon Jennings. There you will find the fattest potent bass line imaginable. Well, its so simple that that it's ridiculed by my frenetic rock/fusion/alt buddies. It's also really tough for these guys to play. Just can't hang.

For the record, I'm not too enthralled with modern pop "country". I prefer the more honest, gritty, and less formulaic tradition. Having said that, I do dig the Flying Burrito Brothers, Ozark Mountain Daredevils, NRPS, and some other progressive country bands from back in the day.

In closing: play what you love, and love what you play.

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Hehehe. Not just picking on you, Grea. I went through this on another thread some time back.
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Hehehe. Not just picking on you ... went through this on another thread some time back.
8, I enjoy chicken pickin, Earl Scruggs, Johnny Cash ... of the pop country groups, the Eagles, Doobies and CSNY (and the individuals). I like A Horse with No Name.

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I don't particularly enjoy country music although I respect great country drummers and I know that the standard beats used in that style are very important for a drummer to learn.
Here's two examples of "country" beats used in a not so twangy way:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FEBDNJtNWk

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzQvGz6_fvA

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