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Old 06-03-2010, 11:47 PM
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Default Bluegrass percussion instruments?

Okay well I know that in some songs you would use a light drum set for an occasional bluegrass song but what are other good percussion instruments that I could use for other bluegrass songs? I'm open to any kind of percussive instrument or like a homemade whatever. washboard, wooden box etc. Tell me what you know.

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Old 06-04-2010, 12:22 AM
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Just a snare drum, and brushes. Jaw harp. Washboard (wear thimbles on your fingertips). Ye old ceramic jug. Spoons (at the Renn. Faire - made of wood - sometimes called bones). Those are the instruments I've played, over the years. Oh, last but not least, stompin' the ol' boot to the floorboards.
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Old 06-04-2010, 07:20 AM
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Irish Bones would work. They are different from wooden spoons and a whole lot more difficult to play!


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Old 06-07-2010, 02:25 AM
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I have no idea what this guy is playing...(looks almost like a traditional trap kit)....but he gets some seriously awesome sound out of it...very unique....and although its not particularly bluegrass per se it stems from the same roots.

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Old 06-07-2010, 05:45 AM
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Kind of like country rock, I ended up listening to as many as the songs from that show as I could there is some good drumming and playing from everyone.

Not sure I like AK singing black dog or the Levey breaks though.

This was my favorite: Sounds like a Beatles tune. Pretty sure it was Everley Brothers though.
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