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Sunday, January 18, 2015

arabs learn music from greece

Condescending attitude toward ancient Greece[edit]

There it multiple times where the author(s) make condescending remarks, especially toward ancient Greek society, asserting that Arab systems are superior, below I will list a few examples.
"Arabs translated and developed Greek texts and works of music and mastered the musical theory of the Greeks"
"Mastered" is a strong word, perhaps "learned" or "expanded upon", "mastered" is condescending, a word that expresses more of a cultural harmony rather than superiority should be preferred.
"He surpassed the achievement of the Greek musicians in using the alphabetical annotation for one eighth"
Again the author(s) is trying to show they are superior to the Greeks, perhaps they the author is prejudice against Greek culture?
"the Arabic system is more complex than that of the Ancient Greek harmoniai"
This is vague, what exactly does "more complex" mean? Also it is irrelevant, the article goes on to explain the Arabic music system, that is the important information, not whether or not who's better or "more complex" at music.
The article needs to be rewritten to be more informative about Arabic music, indeed that is what I want to learn about, not hear about someones bias against Ancient Greece. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BookishRogue (talkcontribs) 22:39, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Arabic_music

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