Mudcat Café message #3344314 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #22617   Message #3344314
Posted By: GUEST,Keith A o Hertford.
28-Apr-12 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: Origin: High Germany
Subject: RE: Origin: High Germany
only the untutored geniuses among them will produce tales and songs of outstanding excellence

Yes.
Then as now.
One song in thousands is good enough to survive.
That can account for our heritage of songs.
Tutoring does little to improve song composing ability.
There has always been the same proportion of "geniuses" in the population.
No requirement for hacks.