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Oral tradition

Definition and background:

Music that is passed from person to person by imitation and example rather than by written notations. Most forms of folk music are examples of oral tradition.

For more information on the music term "Oral tradition" check out these other resources:

Wikipedia - Glossary of Musical Terminology

Virginia Tech Multimedia Music Dictionary

ORB -- Medieval Music Glossary

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