When folk music is referred to as "music of the common people", that isn't an exaggeration. In fact, the great thing about folk music is that you don't have to be the most gifted singer or musician to play it. Folk music belongs to everyone, which is why it only makes sense for anyone with a passion for singing to own a sizable collection of folk vocal sheet music and songbooks, and you'll find those in these pages. Here, you'll discover traditional African American staples, Jewish wedding favorites, Far East classics and even easy arrangements for low voice singers.
No matter what folk vocal sheet music or songbook you settle on from this catalog, you'll be pleased with the results. The reason is because only the best music publishers are offered here, including Alfred, Hal Leonard, Homespun and many others. There are many top sellers in this section as well and the Alfred Songs of the Far East for Solo Singers Books & Acc. CD Medium High is no exception. Featuring vocal solos from China, Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia and Thailand, this terrific collection is ideal for experienced vocalists and developing singers alike.
Another popular choice is the Hal Leonard 15 Easy Folksong Arrangements for Low Voice Book/CD. Everything in this book has been chosen for both genders and is designed specifically for younger students in the early stages of voice study. With that being said, the arrangements here are so interesting that even an advanced vocalist would enjoy singing them. Some titles in this book include: "I Gave My Love a Cherry", "Barbara Allen" and "The Streets of Laredo".
If this catalog proves one thing, it's that music really is the universal language. These folk vocal sheet music and songbooks span countries and cultures, and being well-versed in the many different folk music styles around the world can only make you a more versatile performer. For this reason, don't be afraid to grab more than one songbook - you'll be glad you did.