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Auxiris Tune Burnout (23) Tune Burnout 18 Nov 01

Hello, everyone. Now that the garden season has finished off—at least in my part of the world!—I hope to participate in various discussions at the Mudcat more frequently. My apologies for not having posted any stories recently. . . I'm still in gobsmacked awe of the collective story told here in the Forum by a group of very talented storytellers (see "The Drinking Gourd, Parts I and II").

Now, I have a musical question for all of you: is it my imagination, or do tunes (and songs, for that matter) go in and out of style? And, if so, in your opinion, why? Could it be because lots of folks learn "new" tunes from recordings for whatever reason? Is it because a musician who is very popular at a given time plays this or that tune that everyone seems to be learning it too? Or is it just plain old, cussed laziness? With so many tune collections out there, why is it that only a fraction get any action?



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