PART 1 (3 pts): Imagine someone asks you whether you think the 12-tone system (equal temperament) is more advanced and should be regarded as the universal absolute. In at least 150 words, refute this statement by providing key points about middle eastern musical traditions from the lectures this week. Be specific.
PART 2 (3 pts): In at least 150 words (shorter than this will affect the grade), discuss at least two concepts of middle eastern musical traditions that you noticed or learned from the lectures this week. Explain how each concept challenged your understanding/experience of music. To be specific, please provide examples. Make sure to include:
- Concepts of music can include musical structure, texture, melodic/rhythmic mode system, tuning, ways of training and performing, improvisation, social/cultural importance etc.