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  1. a broad term that usually refers to mainstream music produced in, or rooted in the traditions of Western liturgical and secular music, encompassing a broad period from roughly the 9th century to present times

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  2. The central norms of this tradition became codified between 1550 and 1900, which is known as the common practice period

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  3. European music is largely distinguished from many other non-European and popular musical forms by its system of staff notation, in use since about the 16th century

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  4. Western staff notation is used by composers to prescribe to the performer the pitch, speed, meter, individual rhythms and exact execution of a piece of music

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  5. This leaves less room for practices, such as improvisation and ad libitum ornamentation, that are frequently heard in non-European art music (compare Indian classical music and Japanese traditional music), and popular music

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