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Informal Learning in Music

It is an undisputed fact that music exists, and has always existed, in all known human communities, and across the larger societies of which communities form a part. Even in social contexts where some or all types of music are banned, music still goes on in the home and often in various forms of religious ceremonies too. How do people transmit and acquire musical skills and knowledge in those communities or larger societies that ban music? How do they do it in contexts that do allow and even value music, and yet do not have any system of formal music education through which to teach it? How is it, too, that many types of music are not included in a given education system of ...

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