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    Nope.

    I play "whatever", including classical, bluegrass, jazz (badly, working on it), rock, and whatever else I make up.
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    Yes, primarily bluegrass along with old time
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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    Most members are not bluegrass devotees, by a wide margin
    But as the largest minority, we still win all the elections in this gerrymandered district.

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
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    No

    Nothing against BG at all, just I'm UK and more oftem play Celtic, English, Irish tunes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSausage View Post
    But as the largest minority, we still win all the elections in this gerrymandered district.
    We'll have none of that finagling here! Strictly majority rule, please and thank you.

    But yes, I imagine bluegrassers are the most major minority hereabouts, but not the majority. Isn't there a statistical term for that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    We'll have none of that finagling here! Strictly majority rule, please and thank you.

    But yes, I imagine bluegrassers are the most major minority hereabouts, but not the majority. Isn't there a statistical term for that?

    Ah: majority minority. There's a mouthful.
    How about "the largest faction?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by journeybear View Post
    But yes, I imagine bluegrassers are the most major minority hereabouts, but not the majority. Isn't there a statistical term for that?
    Plurality.

    I think of myself as mostly a bluegrasser. I play a good bit of folk, jam, rock, etc. but kind of in a bluegrass style a lot of the time. But I'm still early in my mandolin journey, so who knows if that will hold.

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    Nope. I mostly play old time.
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    No. I like to listen to bluegrass and I play it occasionally, but I favor folk, hymns and gospel. Throw some country in there, as well.
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    No.
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    No bluegrass since I discovered non-fungible bronycore.

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    Oops. Didn't have my reading glasses on and thought the OP asked "Are you ... a manly bluegrass player?"

    I believe the answer is still "Yes."
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    No.

    I play mostly classical and Celtic.

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    No.

    I play mostly Irish tunes, though I am not averse to other styles of music and will gladly give them a go.

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    Default Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    If the team doesn't pick you, for the band, you do something else..
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    Yes, but I don’t think that way.
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    No, but I play music of the world and bluegrass is included in that category...
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    Default Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Of the six people that have been most involved in the operation of this site since inception including forum moderators, I'm the only one that has been in bluegrass bands but haven't considered myself anything remotely close to being a bluegrass player since the late 1980s. We're scattered amongst jazz, classical, celtic, folky/miscellaneous, church/praise, gypsy jazz, Brazilian, etc. So to the total you can add six more in the "no" category.

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    Default Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    No, but perhaps if I eventually switch from an 'A' to and 'F' style instrument that will change

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    Yes

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    No, traditional bluegrass not my cup of tea.

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    Default Re: To be or not to be (a bluegrass player)

    Was in the past but no longer. Too much good music out there. Although the common person might think it is bluegrass, those who know don't.

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