Watched the July 4 Boston firework with music show. Feel a little down with the wonderful American music. America has about 500 years of civilization vs 5000 for Chinese. Our music is just behind in quantity and quality. Is it due to our lacking of the 2 extra half tones (5 vs 7) - my music knowledge is limited so I could use the wrong terms or we do not have a language to record music like the west does.
My friend Steve had an answer. Steve said that Chinese invented the two half tones and used by Europeans and Chinese forgot the whole idea.
There were many such great ideas in modern inventions such as oil drilling… were re-invented by the west from a documentary on TV. Luckily Chinese had written language to record such inventions.and also in India. If we do not improve them, we would let others use them and pass us by. Many
There are several great comments.
Faster to go to YouTube other than from Irene's comment.