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GUEST,folklorist folk music not suitable for the guitar? (119* d) RE: folk music not suitable for the guitar? 19 Oct 04

What got me started on this thread was that before the 60s folk revival, the guitar was not part of the instrumentation of folk music, but because the folk revival grew out of the Skiffle scene, people who drifted into folk music wanted to carry on playing their guitars.

Now this is where I get confused: As folk music was not adaptable to the acoustic guitar, musicians, like Carthy, turned to the blues, especially Big Bill Broonzy and Brownie McGee, for tunings. Why was that - or have I got it completly wrong? For the life of me, if a song has chords, and doesnt every song have chords, then it can be played on guitar, or so I would have thought.

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