These sites are about bluegrass music. Learn about its history and culture, find out what kinds of instruments are used, see video performances, listen to audio recordings, and more. Includes instructions for making model bluegrass instruments.
Here is an article about the history and characteristics of bluegrass music, including a picture of bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe. NOTE: The reading level is too advanced for younger students, but there is important background information for teachers.
Students can explore many different forms of popular, traditional and ethnic music from across America, including bluegrass, with this lesson plan. Students can also learn about geography and cultural context of music while doing this lesson.