The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158878   Message #3890250
Posted By: leeneia
24-Nov-17 - 06:26 PM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
More than once I have seen (I mean heard) the interesting, distinctive bits in an old piece of music be thrown out by people who play by ear. They change everything they hear to match the conventions of their own era.

I would call it the opposite of tune evolution.