The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11114 Message #80932
Posted By: Alex
23-May-99 - 02:54 AM
Thread Name: How To Post MUSIC to DT
Subject: RE: How To Post MUSIC to DT
Gargoyle - I understand what you are saying. I was using and making contributions to the Digital Tradition before it ended up on Mudcat. We seem to be getting away from the original intent of DT which was a way of sharing and cataloging folk music. Unfortunately, not everyone who has the unrecorded music has access to the Internet, (or some of those who are on-line don't have access to MIDI, ABC formats, etc). The recent releases of the Lomax collections on CD show what a great job was done for the genre by a couple of guys going out nto the community and recording and saving this music for posterity. I saw the DT as the modern equivalent of the Lomaxes but it seems that the technology gets in the way of collection. If Alison is willing to transcribe these unknown tunes into a MIDI (or other machine-readable) format then she is to be applauded. We need more people with her skills to help preserve the music..