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GUEST,hollowfox Help: Learning Folk Music (20) RE: Help: Learning Folk Music 01 Apr 00

Everything written above is right. But, of course, I want to get my bit in as well. (My father called it "one more cook with his foot in the stew." If you can, I'd recommend going for the free stuff first (radio, library recordings), then to live performances, then to purchasing CD's As A Financial Priority. You're looking at a wide variety of musical styles, and you could go broke fast just trying t buy a bunch of stuff that you don't know if you'll enjoy or not. Remember, you don't have an obligation to love Every Style. Try a bit of everything, and then you'll be able to put a name to the styles and performers that you lik. Books are fine, but even if you can read music, the printed page gives you sort of a "freeze-dried" preservation of a song that has been performed. Have fun.

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