Muwashahat Rhythms Group 2

 Yuruk Samai Pronunciation
 
Form 1
6
8
     
 
Form 2 (single dum)
6
8
     

Form 1 ornamentation
6
8
     
 
Form 1 ornamentation
6
8
     

Recording Samples using Form 1:

Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Ahwa Al Ghazal Al Rabrabi in maqam Hijaz.
Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Ila Kam Dhat t-Tamadi in maqam Bayati.
Recording by Sabah Fakhri and Orchestra, Syria Muwashah Qum Ya Nadim in maqam Nahawand (by Omar El Batch).
Recording by Sabri Al Mudallal, Syria Muwashah Unqu Al Malih Al Ghali in maqam Hijaz.
Recording by Al Turath Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Qad Hala Shurbu Al Mudam in maqam Rahat El Arwah.

Recording Samples using Form 2:

Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Muwashah Ah Kallili Ya Suhbu in maqam Jiharkah (by Muhammad Uthman).
Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Billadhi Askara in maqam Bayati.
Recording by Salim Sahhab Orchestra, Egypt Muwashah Ya Ghusna Naqa in maqam Huzam.
Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Muwashah Ya Mimati in maqam Rahat El Arwah.
 


Yûrûk in Turkish means small, Samai is a Turkish word (from Saz Semai). Yuruk is an extremely popular rhythm for Muwashahat.

Other Names: Ugrug, Yugrug or Aqraq, and Darij (means common in Arabic).

See Also: Samai Ta'er, Darij

Hear this Rhythm:


Riq



 Dawr Hindi Pronunciation
 
7
8
         

Recording Samples:

Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Sihtu Wajdan in maqam Rast (by Sayyed Darwish).
Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Jalla Man Qad Sawwarak in maqam Bayati.
Recording by Sabah Fakhri and Orchestra, Syria Muwashah Jadaka Al Ghaithu in maqam Bayati.
 


Dawr means Cycle or Turn in Arabic, and Hindi means Indian. Dawr Hindi is very popular rhythm for Muwashahat.

Hear this Rhythm:


Riq


 


 Nawakht Pronunciation
 
7
4
         

Recording Samples:

Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Recording by Ensemble Morkos, Lebanon Muwashah Jalla Man Qad Saghaka Badran in maqam Bayati.
Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Hibbi Zurni Ma Tayassar in Hijaz Kar Kurd (by Darwish El Hariri).
  Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Ijmaau Bil Qurbi Shamli in maqam Bayati.
  Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Muwashah Ya Hilalan Ghaba Aanni in maqam Rast.
  Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Muwashah Badru Timmen Haza Husnan in maqam Hijaz (by Kamel El Khulaai).
  Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Muwashah Hati Ya Habibi in maqam Hijaz (by Kamel El Khulaai).
 


Nawakht is a very popular Muwashah rhythm. Nawakht should not be confused with Dawr Hindi (7/8 and usually played much faster).

Starting Note: Many Nawakht pieces start from the 3rd note (e.g. the first 3 recording samples).

See Also: Dawr Hindi

Hear this Rhythm:


Riq



 Masmudi Kabir Pronunciation
 
8
4
           

Recording Samples:

Recording by Sabah Fakhri and Orchestra, Syria Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Zarani l-Mahboub in maqam Hijaz Kar.
  Recording by Sabah Fakhri and Orchestra, Syria Muwashah Ya Shadi l-Alhan in maqam Rast (by Sayyed Darwish).
  Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahirah), Egypt Muwashah Kullama Rumtu Irtishafan in maqam Rast (by Sayyed Darwish).
  Recording by Al Turath Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Ya Fatin Al Ghuzlan in maqam Hijaz.
 


Masmudi Kabir
is also commonly called Masmudi (the word Kabir means Large or Big in Arabic).

When played much faster, this rhythm becomes Masmudi Saghir.

Hear this Rhythm:


Riq



 Aqsaq Pronunciation
 
9
8
           

ornamentation
9
8
           

Recording Samples:

Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Ma Htiyali Ya Rifaqi in maqam Hijaz.
Recording by Sabah Fakhri and Orchestra, Syria Muwashah Ayyuha s-Saqi in maqam Rahat El Arwah (by Majdi Al Aaqili).
Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Azzibuni in maqam Kurd (by Omar Al Batch).
Recording by Aisha Radwan and Ensemble Al-Adwar, Algeria Muwashah Ana Min Wajdi Ana in maqam Rahat El Arwah.
Recording by Ensemble Morkos, Lebanon Bashraf (instrumental form, read more) Bulbul Al Afrah in maqam Bayati.
Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahira), Egypt Muwashah Jalla Man Bil Husni Sawwar in maqam Rast (by Kamel El Khulaai).
Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah (instrumental) performed by Al Kindi Ensemble in maqam Bayati.
 


Aqsaq
is a Turkish word that means Limping (probably because its has an odd time signature, and one extra beat from an 8/8).

Many Aqsaq pieces start from the 3rd note (e.g. Muwashah Ma Htiyali).

Hear this Rhythm:


Riq


 


 Samai Thaqil Pronunciation
 
10
8
           

ornamentation
10
8
           

Recording Samples:

Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Mala Al Kasat in maqam Rast (by Muhammad Uthman).
Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Recording by Kaslik University Ensemble, Lebanon Muwashah Imla Li Al Aqdah Sirfan in maqam Bayati.
  Recording by Ensemble Morkos, Lebanon Muwashah Rashiq Al Qadd in maqam Bayati.
  Recording by Ensemble Morkos, Lebanon Muwashah Tarraza Ar-Rayhanu in maqam Bayati.
  Recording by Al Kindi Ensemble, Syria Muwashah Talaffata Adh-Dhabiyu in maqam Bayati Shuri.
  Recording by Sabah Fakhri and Orchestra, Syria Muwashah Ahwa Qamaran in maqam Saba.
  Recording by Sono Cairo (Sawt El Qahira), Egypt Muwashah Aatini Bikra Ad-Dinan in maqam Nahawand (by Kamel Al Khulaai).
 


Samai Thaqil
(also called Samai for short) is a very popular Muwashah rhythm. It is also well known outside the Muwashah form because it is primarily used with the Samai instrumental form. The word Samai is Turkish (from Saz Semai). The word Thaqil means heavy in Arabic.

Hear this Rhythm:


Riq



More Muwashahat Rhythms:   Group 1 Group 2

Group 3

Group 4 Group 5

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