Play selections from the following list and have students decide if they think the music should be called Old Time or bluegrass? Ask students to identify what they hear that helped them decide between the two?


  • Look for use of musical terminology discussion about Old Time and Bluegrass songs.
  • Look for recognition of musical instruments in listening selections in closure.
  • Look for discussion of vocal timbres when students refer to 3-4 part harmony in Bluegrass Music.