The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #109357   Message #2285602
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
11-Mar-08 - 03:58 PM
Thread Name: The Current Tradition
Subject: RE: The Current Tradition
I know I am re-stating the obvious, and someone will prove me wrong, but yes:

"there is really no such thing as 'pure forms' in traditional music."

I would go the whole hog and say that all forms of music exist along continua, if that is the right word. Improvisation, a major feature of Jazz, exists in many other genres.

I would have a stab at two extremes:
1. Music composed by someone known, L. Cohen, Chuck Berry, anyone you like
2. Music created and transposed through communities of people, Sea Shanties

Then two others:

1. Music I like
2. Music I don't

On either of these continua most much music can be found betwen either extreme.