CHANGE THROUGH TIME
Favorite Type of Music
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Today folk is changing. In some countries new version of folk is taking place. For example, in the United States some people listen to a country music that has roots in folk. But most young people prefer other forms of music like rap or pop. This is why today folk is changing to attract more young people. Hopefully, it will change enough to preserve traditions without losing its purpose and culture.
|This is group of people in Sweden enjoying folk. from Wikimedia Commons||Folk concert in Ireland looks more like a rock concert. from Wikimedia commons|
Other Names For Folk Music
Names for Folk Music can change. Although folk music is a good name for this type it also has other names it is known as, such as roots music. American folk music is considered American because it is native to the United States or because it was developed here. The reason this music can be considered as "roots music" is because it is thought to be the basis of most music later developed in the United States, such as jazz, R&B, and rock and roll. However some people espesailly musicains see a difference between the two and don't consider themselves to be both. These people believe that the main difference is that the roots music seems to include a wider variey of types of styles.
Change in Folk Music Though History
Folk music doesn't always stay the same. For example the popularities of this type of music can change depending on the time periods. Just like other kinds of music, Folk Music can be created over and over again. You will hear the different types of themes in the Folk Music during differt times in history. Most of the time the popularity of Folk Music relates to the emotion of that country at that time.