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Ṣalāḥ al-Dīn, Muḥammad locked

  • Christian Poché

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(b Cairo, Jan 7, 1917; d Cairo, July 8, 1965). Egyptian music theorist and composer . He began his career as an inspector of music and later taught in Cairo. He was deeply impressed by the Western theory of musical temperaments, and tried to find a similar application within the Arab theory of music. He was a supporter of equal temperament and the division of the octave into 24 quarter equal tones. At first in his writings, he emphasized the problems raised by ...

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