As an exercise in 4 part writing, I am switching Bluegrass over to string quartet. I don't know whether or not I will post them all. Anyway, here is the first one...Satan's Crown Jewel. Do not let the name fool you, this is a gospel song. A bluegrass standard if you will. I have not, per se, treated the 2 that I have worked on so far like bluegrass...not the standard tempos that sort of thing. Funny thing is that my sister-in-law did not recognize one of the songs until I had sped it up to 200 B.P.M.
Anyway, I think that, it is an interesting exercise. If you hear anything wrong with it let me know. I was watching for parallel 5ths and octaves, but it is hard when you bring in the main melody. I eagerly await your input.
Oh yeah, I do not think that doing this is to far out of line...after all look at all the stuff that is based on folk music.