Rock 'n Roll is the folk music of America

July 10, 2014, 8:47 am

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The debate "Rock 'n Roll is the folk music of America" was started by tkershaw3 on July 10, 2014, 8:47 am. 46 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 39 people are on the disagree side. That might be enough to see the common perception. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

tkershaw3 posted 2 arguments to the agreers part.
RESCHM02 posted 3 arguments, rachel posted 1 argument to the disagreers part.

tkershaw3, kristarutkovska, sevintran, wmd, PhoenixFires, TmlxIss2cool, Medina, poopdawg and 38 visitors agree.
RESCHM02, rachel, Rtj777, AllieAlexandriaSchrader, dianajoo0313 and 34 visitors disagree.

RESCHM02
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and German lieds (oom-pah-pah accordians, tubas, etc.), Medieval troubadour sonnets aren't outdated

5 years, 2 months ago
tkershaw3
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Perhaps it was jazz decades ago. But jazz has turned into background music for high society parties and cocktail bars. Certainly not the music of the people by any stretch of the imagination. Maybe even now, you could argue it's more hip hop than rock 'n roll.

5 years, 2 months ago
RESCHM02
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By that definition I'm going to have to say no as well. I'd say it was Jazz.

5 years, 2 months ago

OK, so we're obviously working from a different definition of folk music here. In yours (I'm assuming) you are referring to the genre of American music called "folk music." I'm referring to the "music of the people," i.e. French chansons, German lieds (oom-pah-pah accordians, tubas, etc.), Medieval troubadour sonnets, etc. It's the music that arises out of a culture and is generally propagated through the lower-classes. This arose in opposition to high classical music in Europe, which was the pursuit of churches and the royal elite, not the regular "folks," derived from the German "volke."

5 years, 2 months ago

...folk music is the folk music of america. sigh.

5 years, 2 months ago

I'm assuming folk music is the folk music of america.

5 years, 2 months ago
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