Bayati 2

For a general introduction to maqamMaqam (pl. maqamat) is the modal melodic system used in the Arab worldVisit the link to learn more and these presets, please visit A Guide to the Maqam Tuning Presets for Ableton Live 12.

About this maqam

This represents a variant of Bayati with an extra low 6th scale degree, typical in a lot of Lebanese and Syrian folk music; it also incorporates a B♮, suitable for Bayati Shuri (Bayati with Hijaz on the 4th scale degree); Rast is however not possible, due to the absence of a B1/2♭. Kurd is passable here (D-E♭-F-G), but only really in the context of Ajam B♭ (a true Kurd would have a higher E♭). Jins Hijaz also doesn't sound great with this low E♭; a higher version would be better. E.g. "Ah Ya Hilu." This version of Bayati was developed by Sami Abu Shumays.

JinsJins (pl. ajnas): a scale fragment of 3, 4, or 5 notes with a specific mood and melodic vocabulary.Visit the link to learn more modulations possible within this pitch set

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