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Thread #78907   Message #1424870
Posted By: red max
02-Mar-05 - 08:43 AM
Thread Name: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
Subject: 'Learned from the singing of...' ?
This is a phrase you often hear in connection with the oral tradition, but I just wondered, does it still apply when you learned it from a RECORDING of the singing of whoever?

Some would say that's splitting hairs, but others would say it's a little presumptious to say you learned something from a singer you've never met

Any thoughts?