Maqam Kurd Family

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

Maqam Kurd starts with a Kurd tetrachord on the first note, and a Nahawand tetrachord on the 4th note (the dominant). The secondary ajnas are the Ajam trichord on the 3rd note, and another Ajam trichord on the 6th note. These are often used in modulation.

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Maqam Kurd on C
Violin   Maqam Kurd on D
Oud   Maqam Kurd on G
Oud   Maqam Kurd on A
Oud   Maqam Kurd on D
Buzuq   Maqam Kurd on A
Buzuq   Maqam Kurd on D

Recording Samples:

  Samai Kurd Abraham Salman
  Muwashah Yamurru Ujban
  Muwashah Ya Bahjat Arroh
  Dawr Asheqti Ruhek
  Doulab Kurd (traditional)
  Doulab Ya Fayitni Wana Rohi Maak
  Um Kulthum: 3awwedti 3eni
  Um Kulthum: Ya Zalemni


 Maqam Hijaz Kar Kurd Pronunciation

 
Hijaz on G
Tetrachord Tetrachord
G clef C D flat E F G A flat B C
1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone

 


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


Maqam Hijaz Kar Kurd has two forms shown above.The first form (Hijaz-Hijaz) is effectively maqam Hijaz Kar on C, and the second form (Kurd-Nahawand) is effectively maqam Kurd on C. Both forms should be used during the maqam's melodic development. The melody should start around the octave (upper C) and develop maqam Hijaz Kar, then descend from the octave by developing maqam Kurd back to the lower C. The classification of this maqam under the Kurd family is based on its ending.

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Maqam Hijaz Kar Kurd on C
Oud   Maqam Hijaz Kar Kurd on C
Buzuq   (Maqam Hijaz Kar Kurd on C

Recording Samples:

  Muwashah: Ya Dhal Qawam
  Muwashah: Tif Ya Durri
  Muwashah: Hibbi Zurni
  Samai Hijaz Kar Kurd Tatyos
  Longa Hijaz Kar Kurd Seboukh

 


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