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Music Research - finding the score

How to locate music scores for research and performance at Trexler Library.

Traditional music

Traditional music (sometimes referred to as 'folk' music) is defined as the traditional music created by the people of an area or an ethnic group.  This is often contrasted with Western "art" or "classical" music. 

This can include:

  • traditional music of the people associated with a particular place (i.e. traditional music of Japan or Brazil)
  • the 'popular' music of a people not associated with any one place (such as traditional Jewish music, or music of African Americans)