Rhyme and Rhyming

‘Cognitive strategies in rhyming in new ballads – an improvisatory approach’ was the title of a presentation of Folk Song Lab hold at the conference ‘Rhyme and Rhyming in Verbal Art and Song’. The main focus in the presentation was to illuminate the different methods used for improvising end-rhyme in ballads and how they worked:Continue reading “Rhyme and Rhyming”

Improvised rhyming in a ballad

A lot of experimenting with improvising lyrics is done in the folk song lab sessions. We try to use the formulas inherited in the ballad form, such as rhyme, repetition and certain expressions etc. This session we did use two methods for improvising: end-rhymes and ‘crochet/braid /chain-singing’ meaning that we repeat the subject / word/Continue reading “Improvised rhyming in a ballad”