What temperament did the akonting players use when they jammed with Béla Fleck?



Asked by: Chad Petroff

Does Bela Fleck sing?





Fleck has won 15 Grammy Awards and been nominated 33 times.

Béla Fleck
Born July 10, 1958 New York City, U.S.
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, bluegrass, folk, classical, world, folk rock, fleck

What banjo does Bela Fleck play?

Bela´s main banjo is a pre-war Gibson with original tone ring and resonator. Originally a 4 string banjo, he customized with a five string neck and amplified with a Jones pick-up combined with a Shure SM-98.

What is Béla Fleck’s real name?

Béla Fleck, in full Béla Anton Leoš Fleck, (born July 10, 1958, New York, New York, U.S.), American musician recognized as one of the most inventive and commercially successful banjo players of the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Fleck became fascinated by bluegrass music during his youth in New York City.

Are the Flecktones still together?

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones is an American band that combines jazz and bluegrass music.

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Years active 1988–2012, 2016–present
Labels Warner Bros., Columbia, Sony BMG, Rounder
Members Béla Fleck Victor Wooten Roy Wooten Howard Levy
Past members Jeff Coffin

What is clawhammer style banjo playing?





Simply put: clawhammer describes a method of playing where the strings are struck using the back of your index or middle finger nail, then alternately plucked with your thumb. This is in comparison to 3-finger style, where the strings are all plucked individually by the thumb, index, and middle fingers.

What kind of banjo does Abigail Washburn play?

clawhammer practitioner

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn play banjo in two distinct styles. He’s an Earl Scruggs-style picker; she’s a clawhammer practitioner. Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn have been touring as a duo since their 5-year-old son Juno was born. Subscribe today!