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folk music

noun as in traditional songs and music

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The one place where we can share common experiences was sitting together at a John Prine show listening to folk music.

From Time

For instance, folk music balances tend to have higher bass and treble outputs and lower midrange outputs, while pop music blends make the bass really pop, even as the treble drops.

In Israel, radio and TV stations that had carried around-the-clock news and commentary returned a regular lineup of pop and folk music and weekend television shows.

Cue 28-year-old Agrawal, whose passion for folk music birthed the nonprofit Anahad Foundation in 2012, and the creation of the BackPack Studio that remains one of a kind in India.

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The twang we hear as emblematic of white country music is actually the direct descendant of black folk music banjo.

Phonetic, made-up lyrics are another venerable tradition of folk music, and “pa-rum-pa-pa-pum” is iconic of the genre.

From July 25 to 27, Fort Adams, Rhode Island will be the place to be for anyone interested in the folk music spectacle.

He was employed by the state to record and collect folk music.

He was parodying what was called in those days the folk music boom.

But, on the other hand, it is emphatically true that this same folk-music was to him a potent inspirer and trainer.

Generally speaking, however, Chopin has more of the spirit than of the form of Polish folk-music.

Her hobbies are reading science fiction novels, going to the opera and listening to folk music.

Irish music, which is thus vilified by some of our brethren, is the most beautiful Folk Music in the world.

Almost all folk-music, indeed, exacts a vocal method of its interpreter quite distinct from that of the art song.


On this page you'll find 8 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to folk music, such as: country music, balladry, ethnic music, ethnomusicology, folk, and folk ballads.

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