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Country: America’s Music Early Influences and Instruments Appalachian Mountains Birthplace of Country Music Appalachia is a thirteen state region that stretches along the Appalachian mountain range, extending from southwestern New York State to northeastern Mississippi.

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Country: America’s Music

Early Influences and Instruments



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Birthplace of Country Music

Appalachia is a thirteen state region that stretches along the Appalachian mountain range, extending from southwestern New York State to northeastern Mississippi.


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Log Cabin Symbolized Frontier

  • Appalachian forests provided plenty of logs

  • Cabins were simple and fairly quick to build

  • No sawmill was needed to cut timber into boards

  • Thick walls made log cabins warm in winter



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Old-Time Entertainment

  • But people who lived in log cabins on the frontier were a long way from the city.

  • Television and radio had not been invented.

  • Neither had movies or video games.

  • In the evening, there was only a fireplace or candle for light. So reading was difficult.

  • What could people do to entertain themselves?


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People Made Their Own Music

  • Musicians were much in demand on the frontier

  • When a wagon train went west, people liked to take musicians along

  • In the evening, people would listen, sing along, or even dance

  • What instruments were popular in Appalachia?


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Old-Time Country Instruments

  • What instrument is played by the musician on the left?

  • What instrument is played by the musician in the middle?

  • What instrument is played by the musician on the right?



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History of “Drum with Strings”

  • The banjo originated in Arabia, came to West Africa with Islam

  • African version had drumhead over a body made of hollow gourd

  • Enslaved Africans adapted instrument design to North American materials



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The Banjo: Key Points

  • Banjos have how many strings? [five]

  • How did the banjo come to the U.S.? [Enslaved Africans in the South created instruments that resembled African instrument with a drum-like body]

  • How is the banjo played? [held in lap, plucked or strummed]

  • How does a banjo sound? [tinny, metal sound]


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From Spain via Ireland

  • The modern guitar has its roots in Spain

  • A smaller-bodied version was created to accompany Irish singers

  • When they immigrated to the United States, musicians from Ireland took the guitar along



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The Guitar: Key Points

  • Guitars have how many strings? [six]

  • How did guitars first come to the U.S.? [The Irish adapted Spanish guitars and brought them when they immigrated to the U.S.]

  • When was the guitar introduced to the U.S.? [in the 1800s, or the 19th century]

  • How is the guitar played? [held in lap, strummed or plucked]


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Fiddle or Violin?

  • Scots-Irish immigrants brought the fiddle to the United States

  • The fiddle is the same instrument as the violin

  • But fiddlers have a different way of playing

  • They seldom use vibrato

  • Most set the fiddle up so they can play quickly



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The Fiddle: Key Points

  • Fiddles have how many strings? [four]

  • What is the fiddle made of? [wood]

  • Who first brought the fiddle to the U.S.? [Scots-Irish]

  • How is the fiddle played? [It is rested on the shoulder and bowed or plucked.]

  • When was it introduced to the U.S.? [1700s, or the 18th century]


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