The next series of posts will be dedicated to the question “what made the double bass get accepted into the music of the Middle East”?
I will first present the background of Classical Arabic music, which will make this question even more interesting, as we shall see this music does not ‘need’ it, and was doing pretty good without it till the 20th century.
I will try to answer this question by suggesting three different explanations, each from another aspect:
- The “ethnomusicologist’s” explanation
- The “musical” explanation
- The “human” factor
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