Mudcat Café message #2707366 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #123001   Message #2707366
Posted By: WalkaboutsVerse
24-Aug-09 - 12:38 PM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
"I think this is one of those questions that don't have an ultimate answer. One has to look at every case and define exactly what one is talking about at any given time. Maybe singing folksongs to the accompaniment of a guitar is a tradition now, but it isn't what I usually mean when I talk about traditional folksongs (but that's just me)." (PP) I've read a folk-guitar instructional book that noted how the folk songs in it were traditionally sung unaccompanied, before going on to explain how to finger-pick them.