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Thread #98509   Message #2281952
Posted By: GUEST,banksie
07-Mar-08 - 06:52 AM
Thread Name: Folk Process - is it dead?
Subject: RE: Folk Process - is it dead?
>I always assume that somebody else is going to hear something different in a piece of music than I might hear, and I think that, logically, I have to extend this to things that I write<

Quite agree, and there are other, sometimes practical reasons for the folk process to continue working now and into the future. For example, I have written (if that is the right word) a couple of dances used by Redbornstoke Morris, together with the tunes. But the folk process of matching such pairings during practice sessions has, over time, resulted in subtle (and sometimes not so subtle) changes to both the dance and the tune that the difference is very noticeable - and the ressult much better.

And I know of other people singing one or two of my songs, but I would hate it if they thought it right and proper to try and mimic the way I do them - dammit, I can't mimic it, sometimes :-).

If the folk process is dead then all that is left are tribute bands and tribute singers (subject of a different thread, if I recall)