This quarter I wasn’t able to go to any big or popular concert; but something I do get to do is attend and listen to my grandma’s and grandpa’s fiddle band. Both of my grandparents play in a local band in Quebec, Canada. My grandma plays the piano and the fiddle and my grandpa plays any type of guitar. My grandpa can play anything from steel guitars to ukuleles. His main part in the band is playing the classical guitar. Their band sounds like the older country folk songs with a little bit of My grandpa can play anything from steel guitars to ukuleles.Order now
His main part in the band is playing the classical guitar. Their band sounds like the older country folk songs with a little bit of bluegrass in it. Their band has one piano player, one fiddler, and two guitar players. It used to be bigger but they are so old that a lot of my grandparent’s friends, from the band, have passed away. Every year my whole family and I get to visit them for a week and we end up listening to them play in it. Their band has one piano player, one fiddler, and two guitar players.
It used to be bigger but they are so old that a lot of my grandparent’s friends, from the band, have passed away. Every year my whole family and I get to visit them for a week and we end up listening to them play. This time we all went to Washington to celebrate my grandparent’s anniversary. My grandpa brought his steel guitar and his steel stringed acoustic guitar and my grandma brought her fiddle and her piano. The rest of their friends from the band came to and brought the amps and other equipment. They played songs for all the family and friends who came out to celebrate their anniversary.
When I listened to the band, I noticed that this time they played more of a Hawaii beat song with the steel guitar. They had the classic two count beat count with the bass note starting the beat. It was nice they played a couple of songs like that because we all got to slow dance and sway to the beat. Their band sounds like a well organized band with everything tuned together and everyone on the same page. Most of their songs they played were songs they had made themselves. More of their songs were slow to medium and would more serenade you than rock you.
The sound coming from the speakers was perfect in volume because if they had it on any louder than some of the older people there would have died. Everything was amplified even including the piano. I really liked the way they presented themselves to the family and friends and it was a great night. I think the instrument that stood out to me the most was the steel stringed guitar that my grandpa was playing because it was the instrument that played the main chorus of the songs and just left a great sound with the band.
The person who really got me started playing guitar would have to be my grandpa because he gave us two of his guitars and later on helped me gain experience with playing. He would teach me chords and picking patterns whenever we came over and it was always fun to jam along with him once I got the hang of playing. Most everyone has started guitar to show off to their friends but the reason I started was because what it brings into your life with putting in the effort and heart.
I liked attending the performance where there weren’t any crazy teens that bump into you or the loud speakers which burn your eardrums after you’re done. It was a mellow performance and fun at the same time. I did go to the battle of the bands this quarter but I would have to say the battle of the bands wasn’t as good as my grandparent’s performance. The battle of the bands was really loud and the sound quality wasn’t too good either. I’m glad I got to attend all the concerts of this year and hope to maybe host my own in the future.