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folk music:see folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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1. music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition
2. any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition
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