Bluegrass

London based Live Bluegrass Bands – Bluegrass music is a sub-genre of country music. It has mixed roots in Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and English traditional music. Bluegrass is traditionally played on acoustic stringed instruments. The fiddle, five-string banjo, guitar, mandolin, and upright bass (double bass) . The guitar is now most commonly played with a style referred to as flatpicking. Banjo players often use the three-finger picking style made popular. Fiddlers frequently play in thirds and fifths, producing a sound that is characteristic to the bluegrass style. Bassists almost always play pizzicato, occasionally adopting the “slap-style” to accentuate the beat. A bluegrass bass line is generally a rhythmic alternation between the tonic and dominant of each chord, with occasional walking bass.