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The Changing Soundscape in Indian Country

By its very nature, music is never totally static; over time, even the most conservative of musical traditions have been susceptible to change, however slight. In "never to be altered" traditions, such as European classical music, which depends upon scores precisely notated by their composers, each performer applies personal nuances of technique and interpretation. Thus no two performances, say, of a Beethoven piano sonata, will ever be exactly identical, even by the same player.

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