Mudcat Café message #1951300 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #98509   Message #1951300
Posted By: GUEST,greg stephens
29-Jan-07 - 11:42 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
So, Countess R, changing things into 4/4 should be prohibited by law? How about the traditional custom of modifying old 3/2 fiddle tunes into unaccompanied 5/4 song tunes? Crime,or interesting folk processing? Discuss.
Reducing songs to three chords a Bad Thing, eh George? How about Peter Paul and Mary expanding Bob Dylan's three-chord trick Blowin' in the Wind into a masterpiece of 60's wet by adding a few extra relative minors? Now, that really was a crime.