1) Generally speaking, there are different perceived levels of music in The Middle East. What types of music would be considered halal and what types of music would be considered haram? Why isn’t music typically used in Islamic religious activities? How does the Sufi sect of Islam contradict this generality?
“Your discussion post should be around 150 words (5 pts), cover all of the topic points (5 pts), and be submitted on time (5 pts). You are also required to respond to at least one of your fellow classmate’s posts (5 pts), and give constructive feedback and/or pose questions that are relevant to the discussion topics. There are 20 points possible for this assignment”.
2) Choose an AUDIO example (not video clip) from Unit 5: Middle East and write a 150 word journal about it. Please utilize the listening guides in your textbook for this assignment. Include information about the audio example including the genre or style, instruments and form. What culture creates this music? What behaviors or activities are associated with this music? Also include your personal thoughts or feelings about your chosen audio example. Do you like it/dislike it? Why did you choose this particular example?
Your Journal should be around 150 words (5 pts), cover all of the topic points (5 pts), and be submitted on time (5 pts). There are 15 points possible for this assignment.