The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #104945 Message #2154275
Posted By: GUEST, Sminky
21-Sep-07 - 10:47 AM
Thread Name: Is the 1954 definition, open to improvement?
Subject: RE: Is the 1954 definition, open to improvement?
The only people who do not 'recreate' music are hermits and monks. If you are (one is) a capable musician, then you WILL be influenced by anything and everything y'ever heard. That is hard to get away from.
Maybe. But that's a matter for the individual and should not be a prerequisite for what defines a folksong.
BTW you need to add classical musicians to your list.