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  1. "Overlap [between singing chorus and leader] is especially marked at the middle levels [of subsistence] whereas . . . explicit solo maintains a steady increase across the [subsistence] scale" (159).Lomax, Alan - Song as a measure of culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    This chapter explores the relationship between cultural complexity and song. Several measures of cultural complexity are correlated with different aspects of singing. All hypotheses are supported.

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  2. "Solo singing . . . and diffuse choral performance . . . are likely to be found in cultures where unstable [work] teams are the rule" (184-185)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 3 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  3. "Cohesive singing . . . occurs . . . more frequently . . . in stable and 'non toppy' communities than elsewhere" (187) Note that 'toppy' communities are those "in which either a complex or elite caste system or many levels of extra-local governmental authority split the community."Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  4. Stable settlements are more likely to sing together cohesively (188)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  5. "Game producers, irrigationists, and nomadic pastoralists seldom sing cohesively. Some incipient producers, collectors, and plow agriculturalists employ good blend some of the time. The gardeners . . . usually sing cohesively" (176)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 3 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  6. "Where feminine premarital sexual activity is severely restricted or santioned, narrowing and nasality, both signs of tension become prominent. . . . Relaxed vocalizing is relatively uncommon" (195-196)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 3 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  7. "Increasing complexity tends to normalize voice qualities. . . . Nasalized tone and narrow . . . tone . . . [have a strong] negative relationship to good vocal blend" (193)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  8. "Simple alternation [between singing chorus and leader] . . . almost always indicates the presence of at least one or two levels of extra-local political control" (158).Lomax, Alan - Song as a measure of culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    This chapter explores the relationship between cultural complexity and song. Several measures of cultural complexity are correlated with different aspects of singing. All hypotheses are supported.

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  9. "A . . . strong relationship exists between the percentage of stable [work] teams found in a culture and the incidence of cohesive vocalizing per culture" (183)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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  10. "Ayres found a significant relation between childhood training for compliance and cohesive singing and the contrastive correlation of assertiveness with individualized singing" (191)Lomax, Alan - Folk song style and culture, 1968 - 2 Variables

    A large-scale comparative study of folk songs around the world employing systematic measures (cantometrics). The aim was not just to describe variation but to test hypotheses about the relationships between song style and societal structures. Dance was also considered.

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