Folk music is a genre of music that is typically passed down through generations and is often associated with traditional and rural communities. Folk music is characterized by its simple melodies, often accompanied by guitar, banjo, fiddle, and other acoustic instruments. It often tells stories of everyday life, love, work, and social and political issues.

Folk music can be divided into several sub-genres, such as traditional folk, contemporary folk, and world folk music. Traditional folk music is based on the songs and melodies that were passed down through generations in a particular culture or community. It often features elements of storytelling and is characterized by its simplicity and directness.

Contemporary folk music, which emerged in the 20th century, is characterized by its use of modern instruments and styles, while still staying true to the traditional elements of folk music. It often features politically and socially conscious lyrics, and is known for its emphasis on songwriting.

World folk music refers to the traditional music of a particular culture or region outside of the Western world. It encompasses a wide range of music styles, including traditional music from Africa, Asia, and Latin America.

Folk music has been a significant influence on many other genres of music, including rock, country, and pop music. Folk music continues to be popular today, with many contemporary folk artists drawing on traditional elements while incorporating modern sounds and styles. Folk music is known for its ability to reflect the cultural and social issues of a particular community or region.

Free Folk music

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17 seconds seamless loop. Instrumental uplifting and happy acoustic music composed for acoustic guitars, piano, strings, glockenspiel, drums,violin and hand claps, ideal background for commercials, promos and ads.
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Catchy Russian-sounding piece. With instruments and synths never used in Russia! Also a little Tetris-y.
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Named for a region in Rio, this Brazilian-style carnival piece has a deep dark thickness to it.<BR> This piece of music is <A HREF="">available in an uncompressed format here</A>.
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Luna Li's Composition - A Lost Map Of A Heaven
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Desert Liaison 沙漠那一夜 (夜忆沙漠) 作词:Luna Li / Chris.S 作曲:Luna Li 李少清 Keep the Seelie Rose And I will come again Oh My Heart's In The Desert, A Winter Night Forever I love fare thee weel a while Oh My Heart's In The Desert, A Winter Night
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An upbeat and happy pop folk track.Ideal for holidays,leisure and corporate productions.
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Nach einem anstrengenden Arbeitstag sitzt die Bauersfamilie auf der Terrasse und genießt beim sommerlichen Sonnenuntergang die abendliche Brotzeit ... After a strenuous day at work, the farmer's family sits on the terrace and enjoys the evening snack while watching the summer sunset ...
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The Night - Luna Li - GuZheng Improvisation QsLuna - Luna Li's Lively Creative World
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Guitar vibes with a whistling melody, relaxing and peaceful.
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Romantic dream-pop indie-pop song with guitars and sweet female vocals.
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This is NOT a complete piece. It is only a sketch developed as a test for a stage production (repeated many times). If you only need a few seconds, it is fine. This is a hybrid of latin, greek, and R+B... as best I can figure.
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An upbeat,happy track.features include ukulele and bells.
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Lots of ukekele's swarming all around. Hand drums and tuned slit drum. Its evening. You're enjoying an umbrella drink. Then another umbrella drink. You begin to hear a faint chiming carried on the ocean breeze and then, there above you are dozens of ukeleles flying overhead toward the hills. A...
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Positive and light-hearted track, with a violin melody. Additional files available with the extended license, in the zip you'll find 13 different versions: -full track -60 seconds edit -30 seconds edit -15 seconds edit -loop version -bed version (loop) -drums only (loop) -guitar only (loop) -no drums (loop) -bumper edit...
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Original uplifting song I wrote for my best friend.