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PFA212 Survey of Middle Eastern Music

[3–0, 3 cr.]

Designed for non-Music/Performing Arts majors, this course is a survey of the historical sources, and the development of the underlying principles, forms, modes, and rhythms, of Middle Eastern music. Readings as well as recordings of music and live vocal or instrumental performances will be used to illustrate important styles, modes, and instrumentation. Music is studied in the context of the general Middle Eastern culture.