The Folk Handbook

The Folk Handbook

Working With Songs From the English Tradition

Book Plus CD - 2007
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Perseus Publishing
The English folk song tradition has inspired many of the greatest songs of the past 50 years. This authoritative book provides words and melodies for more than 80 traditional songs, along with a detailed exploration of their history and meaning, and the context in which they arose. The book covers folk songs' value to writers and performers in Britain, America, and around the world, from Bob Dylan and Paul Simon through to the contemporary ?neofolk,” ?urban folk,” and ?anti-folk” movements. Written by experts on the subject and with the cooperation of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, The Folk Handbook is aimed at newcomers to the music, especially those with an interest in adapting and performing the songs and using their influence in their own music. The book includes a CD of 20 unaccompanied songs recorded in the field from singers who learned them from family and local tradition.


Hal Leonard
(Book). by David Atkinson, Vic Gammon, Rikky Rooksby, Mark Brend, John Morrish, Martin Carthy, and Nigel Williamson Words & melodies for 80+ traditional songs, plus detailed explorations of their history & meaning and their value to writers & performers. With a CD of 20 songs recorded in the field.

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The English folk song tradition has inspired many of the greatest songs of the past 50 years. This authoritative book provides words and melodies for more than 80 traditional songs, along with a detailed exploration of their history and meaning, and the context in which they arose. The book covers folk songs' value to writers and performers in Britain, America, and around the world, from Bob Dylan and Paul Simon through to the contemporary “neofolk,” “urban folk,” and “anti-folk” movements. Written by experts on the subject and with the cooperation of the English Folk Dance and Song Society, The Folk Handbook is aimed at newcomers to the music, especially those with an interest in adapting and performing the songs and using their influence in their own music. The book includes a CD of 20 unaccompanied songs recorded in the field from singers who learned them from family and local tradition.


Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Backbeat Books, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Description: 288 p. : ill., music ; 29 cm. + 1 sound disc (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
ISBN: 9780879309015
0879309016
Branch Call Number: 782.42162 Fol
Additional Contributors: Morrish, John, 1957-

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