What was generally ignored during the exchanges on rolls, and how
they should or shouldn't be notated and indeed played, was that the
tradition evolved almost entirely on the basis of oral transmission,
especially in terms of the actual techniques involved in producing
the distinctive sound of the music from the instruments involved.
Thus, even though printed collections had/have a major impact from
the dawn of the twentieth century on some areas/groups of players in
terms of repertoire and versions of tunes, the actual mechanism of
learning how to execute and embellish notes remained true to
This tradition doesn't need meticulously notated ornamentation, nor
does it need ridiculously complicated systems of terminology to
describe that ornamentation. ... ETC.
> Mick Brown
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