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Music Performance Experience Paper On April 27th 2012 I went to the Stagecoach festival and saw the band Alabama to which I am going to be comparing to what I have learned in class as well as the experience I had during the concert. Alabama is an older country band that is from Fort Payne, Alabama and was founded in 1969. Alabama is known for bringing the country music “band” to the mainstream music scene. In addition Alabama crossed old time traditional country music with southern rock and created a new sound in the early 70s. Alabama uses 2 lead guitars, a rhythm guitar, the fiddle and drums to create their own unique country sound. Alabama sticks to the older country sounds as well as bringing a newer style of music that melds almost seamlessly together, in their song “Mountain Music” they sing about the old country music from the mountains of the east where country music was started and the Carter family pioneered. “Play me some mountain music like grandma and grandpa used to play, then ill float down on the river to a Cajun hideaway,” this opening line from “mountain music” speaks of the old times of country music where Alabama got their sound from. This song sings about the music the artists were brought up listening to with their parents and also gives a little foresight into the Cajun type of country music that came later on after country began spreading from the mountains of the Virginias. “Play some back-home come-on music that comes from the heart, play something with lots of feelin ‘cause that’s where music has to start,” this line speaks of the beginnings of country music like the rest of the song does but actually talks about the times where music was born of feelings and came from people’s hearts. True country music is mostly ballads which are songs that tell a story and come from a deeper place in a person because they are songs that are…...

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