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Muslim Roots, U.S. Blues

To many the idea that American blues music has its…

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Manuscript Review: The Book of Musical Modes, by Al-Urmawi

[Al-Urmawi] was the greatest of music theorists. He was the…

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L’orgue hydraulique des Banu Mûsa (The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa)

(The Hydraulic Organ of Banu Musa (9th Century): An Early…

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The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation

The Sound Rules in Reading the Quran (Tajwid) in Qutb Al-Din al-Shirazi’s Music Notation

In the Islamic world, starting from Al-Kindī (d. 874), Al-Fārābī…

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Ottoman Music Therapy

Music has been used as a mean of therapy through…

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Literature and Music in Muslim Civilisation

An outline of the main types of Arabic literature and…

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Safi al-Din al-Urmawi and the Theory of Music

In this detailed and well documented article, Dr. Fazli Arslan…

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The Great Turk Genius Amir Khusraw and his Accomplishments in Music

Amir Khusraw (d. 1325) was essentially an eminent musician and…

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The Muslim Influence on Musical Theory

The Muslim influence on musical theory is strongly denied by…

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Impact on Instrumental Tablature

The Arabs were the first to give Europe a scientific…

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The Contribution of Muslims to the Development of Music

An insight into the influence of Muslims on the musical…

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Muslim Musical Instruments Transmitted to Europe

Many musical instruments came into European civilisation from Islamic Civilsation.…

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Music in Muslim Civilisation

People who are familiar with traditional Arab music as well…

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