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Bruce MacNeill Does Folk Exist? (709* d) RE: Does Folk Exist? 10 Jul 09

Apparently, it's not in the consciousness of younger people anymore. If you find it somewhere, please bring it back. It was much easier to teach kids to play guitar back in the 60's. The early etudes in the books are mostly old folk songs and my early-teen-aged students have never heard them and have no idea what they should sound like. It's sad. Many of those songs were 100 years old when I was a kid but I had heard them. Most could be played with 3 or 4 chords which gave the students a place to start that resembled real music. I want the "Folk Revival" back and I want it now.

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