The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #158878   Message #3890484
Posted By: Brian Peters
26-Nov-17 - 08:50 AM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
"Sharp and others of his era found modal tunes so aesthetically pleasing that they must have arrived at that state as the result of improvement through evolution."

At the same time, Sharp believed that modal scales were an ancient form that folksong had somehow preserved, so there's another contradiction there.