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Thread #158878   Message #3762528
Posted By: Jack Campin
03-Jan-16 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
He may be implying that tune evolution only covers a minuscule fraction of what ethnomusicologists want to look at, and hence it doesn't make sense to present it as a central problem requiring a massive investment of intellectual energy.

On the other hand, ethnomusicology is mostly conducted by raiding operations. A PhD student isn't likely be around long enough to study diachronic phenomena.