Maqam Ajam Family

 Maqam Ajam Pronunciation

 
Kurd on D
Tetrachord
 
Ajam on B
Ajam on F
Trichord Trichord
G clef B flat C D E flat F G A B flat
1 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone 1 tone 1 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone

 

Maqam Ajam starts with a Ajam trichord on the first note, and another Ajam trichord on the 5th note (the dominant). The secondary jins is the Kurd tetrachord on the 3rd note, often used in modulation.

When maqam Ajam starts on B, it is called Ajam 'Ushayran. Pronunciation

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Maqam Ajam on B
Oud   Maqam Ajam on C
Buzuq   Maqam Ajam on B
Buzuq   Maqam Ajam on C
Buzuq   Maqam Ajam on F

Recording Samples:

  Um Kulthum: Aghadan Alqak
  Ziad Rahbani: Zourouni
  Tal3a Min Beit Abouha
  Sheikh Imam: El-Bahri Byidhak
  Samai Ajam Sami Bek


 Maqam Jiharkah Pronunciation
 
Rast on C
Trichord Tetrachord
G clef F G A B flat C D E half-flat F
1 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone 1 tone 1 tone 3/4 tone 3/4 tone

 

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Maqam Jiharkah on F
Oud   Maqam Jiharkah on F
Buzuq   Maqam Jiharkah on F

Samples:

  Foug Ghusnik Ya Lamuna
  Muwashah Ah Kallili
  Doulab Jiharkah
  Sabah Fakhri: Aal Rozanah
  Samai Jiharkah


 Maqam Shawq Afza Pronunciation
 
Ajam on B
Hijaz on F
Trichord Tetrachord
G clef B flat C D E flat F G flat A B flat
1 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone

 

Maqam Shawq Afza traditionally modulates to the Saba jins on the 3rd degree. The new Saba jins uses the existing second Hijaz jins on the 5th degree. This is so common that it is effectively an alternate possible scale for that maqam.

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Shawq Afza on B
Oud   Shawq Afza on B
Buzuq   Shawq Afza on B

Recording Samples:

  Wadih Al Safi: Alallah T'ood
  Fairouz Zahrit El Jinoub
  Um Kulthum: Lissa Faker


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