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Thread #158878 Message #3890558
Posted By: Steve Gardham
26-Nov-17 - 05:18 PM
Thread Name: folk process: tune evolution?
Subject: RE: folk process: tune evolution?
There are bound to be minor differences but on the whole I believe the analogy is a pretty useful one. One of the points we were discussing on Saturday in Sheffield was the great amount of influence sophisticated rewriting has had on oral tradition and this goes back to the earliest records of oral tradition and print, even further. The analogy here with biology would be the influence of man upon biological evolution, unnatural selection if you like.