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Kaleea Historical song accompaniment? (33) RE: Historical song accompaniment? 13 Sep 06

One thing I have noticed is that many people I've known, Traditional Music friends included, here in the USA have a tendency to be unaware of printed music and historical references of Music going back many hundred years-- possibly because we are a young country by world standards. This is by no means a put down of anyone or anyplace!! MEACULPA--I am including myself in the category of good people who just don't have as much knowledge of literature as perhaps those who have been educated abroad.

If one is really interested in this, one could go to the Library at a University Music dept. & find lots of examples of songs with accompaniment going back a few centuries. Tho I'm not a serious Musicologist, I have seen arrangements of composed as well as folk songs arranged with and without accompaniment. In literature, one often reads references of people in all walks of life who sing, accompanied or not. I sometimes think of what an amazing thing it would be to live across the pond and be able to go to a big library which houses books going back hundreds of years--and read and read. But then I'd realize that I'd want to be out amongst the people there, jammin!

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