What Kind of Guitar
Should I Start On?
What Kind of Banjo
Do I Want?
Fretted Instruments Whatever Happened
to the Banjo?
Axes in my Life
What is a
Circle of Fifths
How to Give
Wannabe? Did God Really
Give Rock &
Roll to You?
Are You a
Who Owns Folk Songs?
The Story Behind
the Story - Real
About the Play
Folk and Traditional Music from Creek Don't Rise(tm)
That hasn't happened yet - we've been too busy answering reader questions about other topics. However we have collected some articles that might be helpful for folks trying to figure out this whole "folk song" thing. Not all of them are on this web site, but you'll figure that out if you click the links.
Our "flagship" article on Folk music is our article on the Folk Revival, which brought Folk and Folk-inspired music into millions of homes in the 1950s and 1060s. Whether you lived through the movement, or just heard about it from other folks, you should enjoy getting a fresh perspective on the Folk Revival, where it came from, where it went, and how it's still influencing many kinds of music today. Click on the picture or the link below to see that article.
Some of the songs have gotten onto various lists because readers requested more information about the song or were having trouble tracking it down, period. So if you are trying to find music for a folk song, contact us. We may be able to move your choice up in the "queue."
The collections we have so far are:
We also have an article that any musician or music teacher who works with traditional music should read: "Who Owns Folk Songs." Among other things, the article encourages folks to play and record public domain material as much as possible, just to keep it in the public domain.
Please check back for more details (and hopefully new "snippets" of music) as the project progresses.
Whatever else you get out of our pages, I hope you enjoy your music and figure out how to make enjoyable music for those around you as well.
And please stay in touch!
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