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    I have heard this term for years but am not quite sure what it means.
    If one is one, does it mean that they only studied classical music in school, that they are an expert at playing classical music, or that classical music studies have occupied the preponderance of their study time?
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    Yes. It means the student has learned to play at least one instrument with proper technique, and to read music. The student knows the terms and keys and chords and transposition and rhythm signatures and all that stuff.

    Some schools teach a variety of styles of music, but classical music forms the basis for any good musical education.

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    Just to be clear regarding your reply, I could attend a music school and not learn classical music?

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    Yes. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers a full scale B Mus program in Traditional Music Same concepts of technique and theory but applied to folk music. Newcastle has folk music degree run in collaboration with the Sage Centre but it's only a BA rather than a B Mus. Ireland has similar degrees.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taggart View Post
    Yes. The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland offers a full scale B Mus program in Traditional Music Same concepts of technique and theory but applied to folk music. Newcastle has folk music degree run in collaboration with the Sage Centre but it's only a BA rather than a B Mus. Ireland has similar degrees.
    Thanks for the information. I had no idea that music schools were that specific and, in reality, did not know exactly what they taught outside of theory and performance. That is very interesting.

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    ..many have Jazz courses and even film scoring too if any of that's at all relevant to you.
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