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Traditional music is an umbrella term for all folk music that has made it down the generations largely thanks to oral tradition. The obscure and random inception of such songs means that the original author(s) of the song is rarely documented. Rather, the song by time becomes part of a country's or ethnic group's canon of folk songs, usually sung by groups of people performing a custom particular to their culture (ex. pub songs, sea shanties, football anthems, lullabies… read more

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  • Avatar for Jaina999
    o kurwa
  • Avatar for crimsonmaestro
    godammit spotify
  • Avatar for Eclectic-G
    So much better than Conventional.
  • Avatar for ballseven
    Their names will live forever through their works. All the greetings of the world to these nameless people!
  • Avatar for Eyoki
    Good old Traditional - master of so many genres.
  • Avatar for Vaaram
    "kanto_sho" worte: 'Traditional music, can't be mistagged. Traditional in this case means no artist too mention.'
  • Avatar for Retro_Saiyan
    @TotenFaschist Perhaps, although some of the 1890s tracks include traditional pieces.
  • Avatar for TotenFaschist
    @Retro_Saiyan 'Anonymous' maybe, since it wouldn't be traditional music?
  • Avatar for Retro_Saiyan
    However, some tracks recorded in the early days of recorded music (1890s) don't feature a credited performer. What do we do then?
  • Avatar for TotenFaschist
    "there are almost always known performers". Almost always isn't good enough. Secondly, the performer might be so obscure that there is no point in making a profile for them, the piece itself can be way more relevant than any performer. Going to the "Traditional" artist in someone's library serves to show their favourite folk tunes, regardless of specific arrangements or interpretations. Really silly to call this a mistag when it's such a commonly used term in music.

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