Monday March 19, 2012

On Monday I researched Appalachian Folk Music. I have been studying this music by taking fiddle lessons at the local YMCA for the last six weeks or so now. I love the sound of this type of music and am basing the underlying sound of the last four songs I’ve written on this style. I just never new the name of it before! The McGraw-Hill website lists the definition and history of Appalachian Folk Music on their website. It has its roots in English, Scottish, Irish, and Welsh music and the immigrants that came to America from these areas. This really ties in with the art show I visited on Saturday, The American Celtic Exhibit. I also found several organizations on the web, as well as video and audio files of this traditional folk music. The sound of it is very inspiring on my own works:

Appalachian Cultural Music Association

Two blogs to listen to Appalachian Folk Music online:

Henry Queen musician blog

Folk Archivist blog



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