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Thread #158878   Message #3762485
Posted By: Steve Gardham
03-Jan-16 - 04:24 AM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
Happy New Year, Gibb

If indeed ethnomusicology scholars have left behind evolutionary theory I would say (IMHO) this is a great shame. Folklore studies were blighted for a number of years by the arguments between the comparative approach and the contextual approach to folk literature but around about the 60s they began to appreciate that both approaches were equally valid and indeed complementary, which I believe is still the case.