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Very good article concerning the ideas (relation to makamlar in the Fanariot tradition of the Ottoman empire), it should be elaborated and the sources should be clarified.
Why medieval? It is rather a musicological than a medievist topic. But indeed, there are also relations from medieval times:
Eckhard Neubauer, 'Die acht "Wege" der arabischen Musiklehre und der Oktoechos – Ibn Misğah, al-Kindī und der syrisch-byzantinische oktōēchos', Zeitschrift für Geschichte der arabisch-islamischen Wissenschaften, 9 (1994), 373-414.
Note for music/media articles
On subsequent edits, I would find media files (sound or video) to be especially helpful. This is fascinating stuff!