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Thread #157878 Message #4029034
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
19-Jan-20 - 09:34 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Drawing links between texts: Harker gives an account of some of the findings of Williams, who almost seems to have been an early ethnomusicologist (i.e. a person who studies music in its context). Or maybe 'historical ethnomusicologist'? He describes musical families, playing music in church, with bands featuring all sorts of instruments, and says that within some villages there might be musical families down through time. I think he comments on how many people could read music. I thought of the Cook-Gee family in Walter Pardon's background when I read this.