Table of contents for Folk music : a regional exploration / Norm Cohen.

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Table of Contents 
List of Illustrations
Foreword/Preface
1.	Introduction 
	What is folk music?
	Folk music, culture, and migration
	Folk music in its community: its origins, functions, and meanings
	Folk music and the collectors: how did they recognize it?
	Folk music and commercial media
	Folk music: the folk music revival
	Summary
	Suggested Additional Readings
2.	Ballads and Songs
	Narrative Songs
		Minstrel ballads 
		Popular ("Child") ballads 
		Broadside Ballads
		Indigenous popular ballads 
		Blues ballads
		Sentimental ballads
	Non-narrative Songs
		Work Songs
		Children's songs, game/play party songs, lullabies
		Fiddle and banjo songs 
		Play Party songs 
		Religious songs 
		Hollers 
		Blues songs
		Lyric folksongs 
		Bawdy and erotic songs
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
3.	Instruments and Music
	Instruments
		Fiddle
		Banjo
		Guitar
		Mandolin
		Appalachian dulcimer
		Hammered dulcimer
		Fifes and whistles
		Harmonica
		Autoharp
		Accordion
		Jug, washboard, kazoo, other home made instruments
		Ensemble traditions 
	Musical Aspects
		Performance characteristics 
		Modes and scales
		Singing style
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
4.	Folk Music of the Northeast
	New England and the North Atlantic 
	Pennsylvania Dutch
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
5. Folk Music of the Southeast
	Upland South, including Southern Appalachians and Ozarks
	Deep South
	Sea Islands
	African-American
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
6. Folk Music of the Midwest and Great Lakes
	Midland and Great Lakes Region
	Midwest
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
7. Folk Music of the Far West
	Northwest
	Southwest and Far West
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
8.	Folk Songs of Occupations and Cultures
	Occupations
		Cowboys
		Seafarers and rivermen
		Loggers
		Miners
		Textile Millhands
		Railroaders
		Soldiers
	Cultures
		Franco-American: French-Canadian, Cajun, creole 
		Sea Islands
		African-American
		Indigenous peoples	 
		Hispanics
		Other immigrant groups
		Urban songs: Labor songs and children's songs
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
9.	Commercial Folk-derived Musical Traditions
	Blackface minstrelsy
	Cheap Print of the 19th century
	Tin Pan Alley and Vaudeville 
	Jazz and ragtime
	Hillbilly music, country music, bluegrass
	Blues
	Summary
	Suggested Further Reading/Listening
10.	The Urban Folk Revival
11.	Representative Biographical Sketches
Appendix: Plot Synopses of Ballads Most Commonly Found in the United States and Canada
Indexes
	Names
	Subjects
	Songs

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Folk songs, English -- United States -- History and criticism.
Folk music -- United States -- History and criticism.