What is another word for folk music?

Pronunciation: [fˈə͡ʊk mjˈuːzɪk] (IPA)

Folk music is a term used to describe music that has been passed down from generation to generation. It is often associated with traditional and cultural music, but also includes contemporary and modern interpretations of these genres. Some synonyms that can be used to describe folk music include world music, traditional music, ethnic music, roots music, and acoustic music. World music refers to music from different cultural traditions from around the globe, while traditional music refers to music that is tied to a specific cultural tradition. Ethnic music highlights the cultural and ethnic diversity of different regions, while roots music focuses on the origins and history of a particular genre. Acoustic music is generally associated with music that is played without electronic amplification.

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What are the hypernyms for Folk music?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Famous quotes with Folk music

  • All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
    Louis Armstrong
  • That folk music led to learning to play, and making things up led to what turns out to be the most lucrative part of the music business - writing, because you get paid every time that song gets played.
    Jackson Browne
  • When I really started liking music was when I could play some of it myself, and after a couple of years of playing folk music, I kinda rediscovered those hits that were on the radio all the time when I was a kid.
    Jackson Browne
  • My father being in the movie business, I thought being an actor would be great. But when I started singing to people in coffeehouses, you know, singing folk music and then, later, singing songs that I started to write myself, I felt more than an affinity for it.
    David Crosby
  • I always thought I was singing American folk music.
    Lonnie Donegan

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