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Welcome to CreekDontRise.com, a web resource dedicated to the history, culture, and music of the American Heartland.

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Announcement or articles related to music, but not specific to any one topic listed below.

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Questions, reviews, feedback about acoustic guitar topics.

Subforums: Shopping for Guitars, Flatpicking Styles, Fingerpicking Styles, Archtop, Parlor, Dreadnought, Jumbo, Starter, 3/4, Tenor

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Banjo discussions

Subforums: What Kind of Banjo, Five-String Banjos, Plectrum Banjos, Tenor Banjos, Irish Banjos, Six-String Banjos, Classic Banjo, Zither Banjo, Banjo Pickups

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Tips, questions, suggestions, etc., about instruments that we don't have listed separately. If there is enough interest, we'll start a new forum for yours.

Subforums: Mandolin, Appalachian Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer, Ukulele, Harmonica, Autoharp

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No unread posts Songs of the Heartland

Folk songs, songs you sang as children. If they're public domain, you may upload PDFs and MIDI files.

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History of the National Road and the communities it passed through.

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Discussion page for the Creek Don't rise play including, songs, script, resource, background material, etc.

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Resources about improving live performances and building a music career - even if it's just an avocation.

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Songs about trains.

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Basics of Music theory

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A place to post information about projects, including CD releases, downloadable tracks, etc.

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Paul Race playing a banjo. Click to go to Paul's music home page.Whatever else you get out of our pages, I hope you enjoy your music and figure out how to make enjoyable music for those around you as well.

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    - Paul Race Click to see Paul's music home page Click to contact Paul through this page. Click to see Paul's music page on Facebook Click to see Paul's music blog page Click to hear Paul's music on SoundCloud. Click to sign up for the Creek Don't Rise discussion forum. Click to learn about our Momma Don't Low Newsletter. Click to see Paul's Twitter Page Click to see Paul's YouTube Channel.



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music of the North American Heartland as well as additional kinds of acoustic and traditional music.

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