Origin of folk music
Examples from the Web for folk music
The folk-music of no nation is more endowed with individuality and depth of emotion.
Grieg, a born lyric poet saturated with folk-music, has embodied this spirit in his works.
Almost all folk-music, indeed, exacts a vocal method of its interpreter quite distinct from that of the art song.The Merry-Go-Round|Carl Van Vechten
Hungarian folk-music is noted for its syncopated rhythm and its peculiar metric groupings.
It's unconscious memory, maybe; inherited memory, like folk-music.Song of the Lark|Willa Cather
British Dictionary definitions for folk music
Culture definitions for folk music
A kind of music originating from the ordinary people of a region or nation and continued by oral tradition. The ballad (see also ballad) is a typical form of folk music. Music is also called “folk” when it is made by artists and composers who are inspired by, or imitate, true folk music. Composers such as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie are folk musicians of the second kind.