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example 2-5. Serbo-Croatian folk song, with complex and simplified tran­scriptions by Bela Bartok, from Bela Bartok and Albert B. Lord, Serbo-Croatian Folk Songs (New York: Columbia University Press, 1951), p. 154.
in Israel, and a third invented by a group of Norwegian scholars headed by Olav Gurvin.2 These machines produce detailed graphs which must be retranslated into something more meaningful than the sample in Example 2-6, usually into conventional notation, with all its faults. But electronic transcription does hold great promise for the future of research in traditional music.
2 Charles Seeger, "Prescriptive and Descriptive Music Writing," Musical Quarterly LXIV (1958), 184-95. Karl Dahlback, New Methods in Vocal Folk Music Research (Oslo: Oslo University Press, 1958).

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