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Folk Music in my opinion is a style based on lyrics too. It is communication to the listener that is straight forward on subject matter they can relate to specifically. A political position in a song to inform the listener and persuade them to agree with the writer is a type of folk song. A song that is handed down through generations describing life ...


I tend to find that anything that has a chord progression in the key of G with 4/4 time, and hammer=ons in the base notes will sound very good and folky. Also as a little tip when you are moving to a g chord on the a string try sliding from the 1st fret to the 2nd fret where it is supposed to be for a G chord. Happy hunting for your sound.


"All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song." -- Louis Armstrong American folk music has the following characteristics: Acoustic instruments Simple chord progressions such as C-F-G or Am-G Simple time signatures such as 3/4 or 4/4 "Sharp" or natural keys such as C, D, E, G or A Simple scales such as pentatonic minor (blues), ...

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