Folk Music - Folk Music 1. Background Based on folk ballads...

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Folk Music 1. Background Based on folk ballads from the Appalachian Mountain Region Passed on by aural tradition Regional music Expresses beliefs of a particular group Simple music, vocal-oriented music Usually strophic forms Accompanied by acoustic string instruments (string band) One or more vocalists 2. Woody Guthrie (1912-1967)(Huge influence on Bob Dylan) Principal influence on 1960’s folk singers Songs about his personal experiences Formed Almanac Singers with Pete Seeger, 1940’s Outspoken political, social critic Member of the Communist Party Recorded with twangy, nasal voice, self-accompanied on acoustic guitar 3. Folk Music, 1950’s/1960’s a. Voices i. Good vocal control ii. Generally sing on pitch iii. Do not shout b. Lyrics i. Carry a message ii. Serious topics of social or political importance (peace, love, racial equality) iii. Music to listen to, think about
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iv. Songs usually created by singers v. Lyrics + Melody support lyrics
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