My name is Lang Elliott and I am a nature sound recordist, cinematographer, author and speaker. But then again, depending on what you are doing at any given moment, the song music you are listening to might affect you in a way that would make you change your mind on what you are doing and instead of producing more, you’ll pay more attention to the song or the atmosphere that the song puts you in.
Western music uses the major and the minor third; much non-Western and folk music also uses a neutral third, between the major and minor in size.) The neutral third, introduced into Islamic music about this time, increased the number of melodic modes from eight to 12 by making more intervals available from which to build melodies.
Music in Syria and Iraq, together with North African, Iranian, and Turkish music , remained restricted to its own periphery The Egyptian school developed Middle Eastern music in what can be called the mainstream style; and this music was widely diffused through the media of radio, television, recordings, and the cinema.
I was told by one scholar and musician that this music which has intimate connection with nature is one of the best tools for prayer to heal and clean the environment, to enroll the collective consciousness to make global movement to serve Mother Nature.
The dāʾirah and the vase-shaped drum darabukka (in Iran, z̄arb) are used in folk and art music, and the small kettledrums naqqārah and nuqayrat are used in art music and in military music (such as janissary music, the Turkish ensemble adopted by European military musicians).