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Posted By: granny
13-Feb-01 - 11:14 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: What Is Folk?
Subject: RE: HELP -what is folk music?
Hmm..off the top of my head, I'd say, it's the stuff you sang or played because you felt like it and wanted to -- as opposed to repetoire you were required to learn, by someone.

In addition to that, songs/music that is not particularly written for shock value or for show, like a lot of rock, pop, etc., is. More like the music of thoughtfulness and reflection.