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Thread #139994   Message #3215297
Posted By: GUEST,Eliza
30-Aug-11 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: How many tunes can be remembered?
Subject: RE: Folklore: How many tunes can be remembered?
Being quite old, I find that tunes I learned when a child have stayed in my head and I sing them spontaneously for no particular reason. But tunes learned recently have to be sung over and over before they stick. However, if I hear the first few notes of almost any tune I may have heard, the rest magically arrives, so it must be on the database in my brain. Norris Winstone MBE ('Win') the musician and inspiration for Kemp's Men Morris, is said to have over 120 traditional Morris tunes in his head, to play on request.