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Thread #123001   Message #2707377
Posted By: Piers Plowman
24-Aug-09 - 12:49 PM
Thread Name: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
Subject: RE: nouveau 'folk'
From: WalkaboutsVerse - PM
Date: 24 Aug 09 - 12:38 PM

"(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."

Yeah, that's what people seem to want. I play the guitar and have finger-picked many a folksong in my day, but traditional it ain't.

I think most people just don't care whether it's traditional or not, what the tradition is, who collected it, when, etc., etc. I think it's important, but most audiences wouldn't be entertained by authentic folk music of whatever culture.