Suppose an inconsiderate gentile neighbor were listening to music at a fairly high volume on Shabbat, to the point that you could hear it on your own property. Would one be permitted to:
directly ask the neighbor to turn the music down (or would this be a forbidden form of requesting melacha for one’s own benefit
It is permitted for the person to ask the gentile to turn down the volume of the speakers. The reason is because turning the volume down, is not more than a d’rabonon and if the music is bothering him it would be permitted for him to tell him to turn it down.