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Thread #158878   Message #3761117
Posted By: Jack Campin
27-Dec-15 - 12:05 PM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
This is the guy I was thinking about when I posted as GUEST above:

That 2-volume book is ridiculously expensive, half the size of Bronson and several times the price. It would be great if CAMSCO would reprint it.

When I was researching this stuff, the most useful tool I had was Charles Gore's "Scottish Fiddle Music Index", which includes theme codes so you can see when the same tune has been given different names over the years. A similar index, covering English music as well but with a slightly smaller time scope, is the "National Tune Index" microfiche set. Its theme code system is different but they both work.