Bela Fleck Quotes

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Bela Fleck Quotes

There are a lot of chapters to the banjos history. Part of it are the roots in Africa, where its a more primitive instrument. Then it comes to the United States where it morphs into the slave music that they created here, which was very African in origin.
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Bela Fleck Quotes: My most powerful memory was hearing earl
My most powerful memory was hearing Earl Scruggs on 'The Beverly Hillbillies' as a 5 or 6 year old. That sound just blew me away, shook my head up.

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I think the Flecktones are a mixture of acoustic and electronic music with a lot of roots in folk and bluegrass as well as funk and jazz.

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I think it is very ironic that most people think that the banjo is a southern white instrument. It came from Africa and even for the first years that white people played banjo they would put on blackface.

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I always try to work with people who are better than me, so I can learn more.

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Bela Fleck Quotes: They think the banjo can only be happy
They think the banjo can only be happy, but that's not true.

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So it doesn't have to be happy music to be inspiring.

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I doubt anybody would have pushed me [on the music]. When I was at Sony nobody ever gave me any creative suggestions on the music.

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When I play my own music, or when I play new music, there's much more stress and intensity of thinking about how I'm going to make it work!

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Bela Fleck Quotes: Theres a lot of hip hop that would be
There's a lot of hip-hop that would be great with a banjo in it. It would just groove like crazy, and I hope I get to be one of the guys who does that, because it's coming. It's coming.

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Being from New York, I wonder why am I inspired by bluegrass and Earl Scruggs? But when I look at the whole history of the banjo, I feel really good about it, including the Earl Scruggs part.

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And then Earl Scruggs comes along and transforms the banjo into a virtuosic modern instrument. For the first time, the Southern banjo style becomes the identity of the banjo, and everything from before is wiped off of people's consciousness by the power of that explosion.

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There are a lot of chapters to the banjo's history. Part of it are the roots in Africa, where it's a more primitive instrument. Then it comes to the United States where it morphs into the slave music that they created here, which was very African in origin.

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Bela Fleck Quotes: I first heard the banjo on the beverly
I first heard the banjo on the Beverly Hillbillies, and from then on I was banjo-conscious. But I didn't actually get one until my grandfather gave me one, almost by mistake. He knew I was playing a little bit of guitar. He saw a banjo at a flea market and bought it. I took it home with me and just never put it down. I was fifteen.

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I think I'm getting better at being verbal. I used to have a lot of problems with it. I had my own little demons that I was fighting, and I used the banjo as an escape.

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I learned that I'm so busy with what I'm doing, so focused on what I'm doing, that I miss a lot of opportunities for interacting with people.

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Bela Fleck Quotes: Everybody should have a documentary made
Everybody should have a documentary made about themselves. It's amazing what you see and what you learn.

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I don't know enough about hip-hop, though I've heard some great hip-hop. I just did a thing with Qwest Love - we did a performance together in Memphis at the Folk Alliance Festival, and we had a great jam and a conversation.

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