folk music

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folk music

n.
1. Music originating among the common people of a nation or region and spread about or passed down orally, often with considerable variation.
2. Contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music.

folk′-mu′sic adj.

folk music

n
1. (Music, other) music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition. Compare art music
2. (Music, other) any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition

folk′ mu`sic


n.
1. music, usu. of simple character and anonymous authorship, handed down among the common people by oral tradition.
2. music by known composers that has become part of the folk tradition of a country or region.
[1885–90]

folk music

Essentially this means any type of music that springs from the common people and is passed down from one generation to the next, largely by oral means, often being closely bound up with a particular culture or group of people. The music is usually performed on traditional acoustic instruments, and the term is also used to mean music or song composed in this idiom by contemporary musicians.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.folk music - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a communityfolk music - the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
folk ballad, folk song, folksong - a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
schottische - music performed for dancing the schottische
popular music, popular music genre - any genre of music having wide appeal (but usually only for a short time)
C and W, country and western, country music - a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
gospel singing, gospel - folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response; influential on the development of other genres of popular music (especially soul)
square-dance music - music performed for square dancing
Translations
lidová hudba
folkemusik
kansanmusiikki
folklorna glazba
フォークミュージック
민속 음악
folkmusik
ดนตรีลูกทุ่ง
nhạc dân gian

folk music

nmusica f folk inv

folk music

مُوسِيقَى شَعْبِيَّة lidová hudba folkemusik Volksmusik παραδοσιακή μουσική música folk kansanmusiikki musique folklorique folklorna glazba musica popolare フォークミュージック 민속 음악 volksmuziek folkemusikk muzyka ludowa música folclórica народная музыка folkmusik ดนตรีลูกทุ่ง halk müziği nhạc dân gian 民间音乐
References in classic literature ?
Germany is rich in folk-songs, and the words and airs of several of them are peculiarly beautiful--but "The Lorelei" is the people's favorite.
In 2011, he completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield on the history of the Folk-Song Society, analysing its foundation and development in a social, cultural, and political context.
The programme also includes English folk-song arrangements by Amy Bebbington and reworkings of Scottish folk songs by James MacMillan.
Broadwood was also one of the pioneers of the Folk Revival, the movement to collect and codify the artifacts of British traditional culture that had been gathering momentum since the mid-nineteenth century and that culminated in the establishment of the Folk-Lore (1878) and Folk-Song (1899) Societies.
The work explores different periods in Broadwood's career and details personal and professional relationships, her work with the Folk-Song Society and forays into collecting Scottish and Irish songs.
The irresistible Russian folk-song had the audience clapping along, while a work by Aaron Copland after a Spanish folk song challenged the chorus's rhythmic sense.
The folk-song as art, however, was not his primary concern in the early collections.
It is written in folk-song style using a 6/16 meter and greatly evokes Korean sentiment.
The group also won first place in the mixed-choir division and fifth in the folk-song choirs competition.
The formation of the Folk-Song Society (FSS) in London in 1898 has been the subject of some significant and contradictory writing in recent years.
One of Constantinidis's most beloved works, 44 Children's Pieces on Greek Melodies, was quickly adopted by the Greek conservatories, which considered it an excellent teaching piece and model for Greek folk-song setting.
It is somewhat mitigated by Ling's reflections upon the published commentaries of Moshe Beregovsky (1892-1961), a Ukrainian Jewish folk-song collector, who drew attention to similarities between Yiddish and Slavic songs as a form of sociocultural construct.