posted by Jonathan .
How is FOLK music different from CLASSICAL music in South Asia?
Try some of the following links:
That doesn't help I am still confused
You might begin with a good definition of each term. Folk music originates from among the common people in each region and is passed down orally. Classical music is more traditional, stylized, often coming from liturgical, secular music. It is passed down in a written form.
If you read each of the links it described the 3-tone melodies of the hill people, The music was more melodic.
The classican often had influences frm foreign music and ws more harmonic. There were good descriptions of the instruments used.