Traditional Folk Music Library
A large traditional and folk music library of songbooks, tune-books, sheet-music, lyrics, midis, tablature, plus music theory, chord diagrams, scales and other music educational & academic reference materials.
The traditional and folk music here is split into various songbook or tune-book collections each with a particular theme, this could be the particular type of traditional folk or roots music or its source. Includes musical scores from which you can print sheet music, song sheets with lyrics and chords, tablature, chord diagrams, instrument info and music education and academic research resources including many secondary source books. There are also MIDI files for many of the songs.
TRADITIONAL MUSIC DEFINITION: Songs and tunes which have been performed, by custom, over a long period (usually several generations). They are most often folk songs, country dance or similar types of folk music but they can also be pieces from known early composers and may have been the "pop music " of their time. Traditional music (or public domain) is also used as a copyright status covering music which is out of copyright. In Europe (EEC) music copyright does not expire till 70 years after the death of the composer.
Ba’aka - Hindewhu meets Herbie Hancock
In his 1970s (not not 1980s as the website says) remake of "Watermelon Man," Herbie Hancock incorporated a vocal line from a field recording of Ba'aka (the term for the ethnic group, the term pygmy is derogatory). The problem: he didn't bother to give any credit to the original performers. Its an ethically complicated case that has exemplifies the problems of appropriating world music. The fact that Madonna payed royalties to Hancock when she used the vocal line on "Sanctuary" further complicates the matter.