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  • The Importance Of Folk Music

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    means such as stories and music. Music especially played a role in the passing down of history because it was easy to remember things to the beat of a song. The reason why so many people remember the lyrics to a song rather than what they studied for a history exam they have coming up is because our brain can connect the lyrics to the beat which makes it easier to remember. One form of song which can play a huge role in a society’s history and culture is folk music. Folk music defines the culture of

  • The Effects Of Folk Music On American History

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    the articles about folk music as well as articles about the famous folk singer, Odetta Holmes, I have learned that, folk music is music with lyrics that contain social issues, economic issues, hardships as well as relationship difficulties. Folk music is traditionally played with no more than a acoustic guitar or banjo. I have also learned that folk music has been around for a very long time and is, perhaps, the very first genre of music that started all around the world. Folk music is basically the

  • The Folk Music Of The Civil Rights Movement

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    Response Paper #4 The folk music of the Civil Rights Movement “came out of tradition, common experience, and generations of resistance” (Dunaway 2010: 140). The songs used throughout the movement derived from the shared experiences and struggles of African Americans while connecting “the gentle, idealistic world of folk music and the integrationist world of civil rights” (Dunaway 2010: 145). Songs, such as “We Shall Overcome”, were put through the folk process, where a song is passed on and alterations

  • Chilean Folk Music

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    Chilean Folk Music There are four main types of folk music in Chile they are: -Northern Chile, Musica Andina -Central Chile -Mapuche Music -Chiole Music Each type or sub-genre of music has a quite distinct sound and can be related to the racial groups of these areas and to the history of Chile. Racial History of Chile The history of Chile is varied as it has influenced greatly the course of folk music in these four main areas. The history is marked by the following major events:

  • American Folk Music Revival Of The 1960s

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    American Folk Music Revival of the 1960s The 1960s is considered to be one of the worst decade in American and world history. The whole world was going through adversities, with wars taking place in several countries, civil rights protests taking place in southern states, and a president assassination taking place in Dallas, Texas. While the world was facing these tragic, horrifying events, the music world was developing a new type of music genre: folk music. Music artists from the American Folk Music

  • The Evolution of Folk Music Vocals

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    The Evolution of Folk Music Vocals By its definition, folk music technically refers to indigenous forms of music created by local, regional or native populations as a way of engaging in cultural expression. This means that at its core, folk music is not intended to command a commercial value nor is it necessarily folk music by definition once a form has been co-opted by an outside culture. However, this is also a definition for folk which has long been rendered obsolete by the aesthetic and vocal

  • The Relevancy of Ethnomusicology to the Study of British Folk Music

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    The Relevancy of Ethnomusicology to the Study of British Folk Music Ethnomusicology has an image problem. Insofar as anyone has heard of ethnomusicologists at all, there is a fairly common feeling (and not unjustified, bearing in mind what ethnomusicologists collectively seem to do) that ethnomusicology is, exclusively, the study of non-Western musics. Actually, this isn't so. Ethnomusicologists study Western traditions also, albeit not in huge numbers in Britain – but even here, our sparseness

  • Popular Music And Folk Music

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    Every culture has some tradition of music. Music is a part of both folk and popular culture traditions, it can be utilized to illustrate the differences in the origin, diffusion, and distribution of folk and popular culture. Music reflects a country's ethnic population through a diverse array of styles. Folk and popular music shows the distinction in people's everyday lives. The more developed a country is the more likely that MDC will have popular music and the less developed a country is the more

  • How Did Bob Dylan Affect The Creation Of Folk Music?

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    On July 25, 1965 at the Newport Music festival Ronnie Gilbert announced bob Dylan to the audience “And here he is…take him, you know him, he’s yours.” Bob Dylan accompanied by guitarist Al Kooper and The Paul Butterfield Blues Band, began to play “Maggie’s Farm” in an electrified form. The crowd also became electrified booing and yelling loud enough to drown the sound of the Bob Dylan and all the musicians. The fans did not know that six weeks earlier, Bob Dylan had recorded the classic hit “Like

  • Hungarian Peasant and Folk Music Essay

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    Hungarian Peasant and Folk Music I. General confusion about Hungarian folk music. Gypsy music Peasant music - the real Hungarian folk music - is not Gypsy music. Peasant music certainly had influence on the songs and playing of gypsies who lived in Hungary and performed in ensembles, though. Gypsy music used to be the basis of all generalizations about Hungarian music. It was Ferenc Liszt's monumental error to state that Gypsy music is the creation of gypsies. The so called 'gypsy scale' points