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Mountain Music Fills the Air: Banjos and Dulcimers: The Foxfire Americana Libray (11)

by Inc. Foxfire Fund

Banjos and dulcimers have always been an essential part of Appalachian music, shared and enjoyed throughout the generations. Here, musicians share the history of the instruments and show how they are constructed,...


Appalachian Dulcimer Traditions

by Ralph Lee Smith

This book describes the recovery of the Appalachian dulcimer's lost history, tracing the dulcimer's roots in a German instrument, the scheitholt; describing the early history of the scheitholt and the dulcimer...


Roots of the Revival: American and British Folk Music in the 1950s

by Ronald D. Cohen & Rachel Clare Donaldson

Comparing the impact of the folk revival on each side of the Atlantic


Our Singing Country: Folk Songs and Ballads

by John A. Lomax & Alan Lomax

This sequel to the Lomaxes' widely acclaimed American Ballads and Folk Songs includes melodies and words for tunes from all parts of the country. Songs include spirituals, hollers, game songs, lullabies, courting...


A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border

by Américo Paredes & Manuel Peña

The folksongs of Texas's Mexican population pulsate with the lives of folk heroes, gringos, smugglers, generals, jailbirds, and beautiful women. In his cancionero, or songbook, Américo Paredes presents sixty-six...


Folk-Songs of the Southern United States

by Josiah H. Combs & D.K. Wilgus

"The spirit of balladry is not dead, but slowly dying. The instincts, sentiments, and feelings which it represents are indeed as immortal as romance itself, but their mode of expression, the folksong, is fighting...


The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales & Traditions of the North-East & Central Highlands

by J. Murray Neil

The first of a three-volume series, The Scots Fiddle --Tunes, Tales & Traditions. This work combines an extensive and fascinating collection of traditional fiddle music (over 160 tunes) relating to the North-East...


Ramblin' Jack Elliott: The Never-Ending Highway

by Hank Reineke

This professional biography of Ramblin' Jack Elliott (1931- ) examines the music and milestones of the American folksinger's half-century career, detailing his role in the preservation of the music of Woody...


A Pete Seeger Discography: Seventy Years of Recordings

by David King Dunaway

Pete Seeger is one of the most recorded artists in American history, and his recording catalog tells us not just the story of his career but the story of our culture and its political and social history. This...


Ragtime Fingerstyle Guitar Lessons: Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Audio Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Brett Duncan

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy ragtime fingerstyle guitar lessons. Covers the important techniques required to learn to play the ragtime fingerstyle guitar including free stroke, alternative...


Progressive Guitar Method - Book 1: Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Video Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com, Gary Turner & Brenton White

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy guitar lessons for beginners. Covers the fundamental techniques and practical guitar theory required to learn to play the guitar including guitar notes for beginner...


"Venceremos": Victor Jara and the New Chilean Song Movement

by Gabriel San Román & T. M. Scruggs

When the socialist politician Salvador Allende dramatically won Chile’s presidential election in 1970, a powerful cultural movement accompanied him to power as folk singers emerged at the forefront proving...


Rock Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Audio Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Peter Gelling

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy rock guitar lessons for beginners. Covers the important rock guitar chords, rock guitar chord progressions, rock guitar riffs, rock guitar licks, arpeggios, rhythms,...


Electric Guitar Lessons for Beginners: Teach Yourself How to Play Guitar (Free Audio Available)

by LearnToPlayMusic.com & Peter Gelling

Teach yourself how to play guitar with our easy electric guitar lessons for beginners. Covers the fundamental techniques and practical guitar theory required to learn to play electric guitar including guitar...


Dance of Death: The Life of John Fahey, American Guitarist

by Steve Lowenthal & David Fricke

John Fahey is to the solo acoustic guitar what Jimi Hendrix was to the electric: the man whom all subsequent musicians had to listen to. Fahey made more than 40 albums between 1959 and his death in 2001, most...


Pete Seeger In His Own Words

by Pete Seeger, Rob Rosenthal & Sam Rosenthal

Long an icon of American musical and political life, Pete Seeger has written eloquently in books and for magazines, activist movements, and union newsletters. Although he has never written an autobiography,...


El Narcotraficante: Narcocorridos and the Construction of a Cultural Persona on the U.S.-Mexico Border

by Mark Cameron Edberg

Since the late 1970s, a new folk hero has risen to prominence in the U.S.-Mexico border region and beyond-the narcotrafficker. Celebrated in the narcocorrido, a current form of the traditional border song known...


Bonfire of Roadmaps

by Joe Ely

Since he first hitched a ride out of Lubbock, Texas, at the age of sixteen, singer-songwriter and Flatlanders band member Joe Ely has been a road warrior, traveling highways and back roads across America and...


Nga Moteatea: An Introduction / He Kupu Arataki

by Jane McRae & Heni Jacob

The songs of New Zealand’s Maori tradition are a living art form and an abundant source of knowledge about tribal history and culture. An introduction to the classic collection first compiled in the 1920s...


Folkways Records: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound: Moses Asch and His Encyclopedia of Sound

by Tony Olmsted

In 1949, immigrant recording engineer Moses Asch embarked on a lifelong project: documenting the world of sound produced by mankind, via a small record label called Folkways Records. By the time of his death...