Hijaz 1

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 version of Maqam Hijaz usable for most Egyptian/Levantine Arab repertory. Several typical modulations within the Maqam are possible using this 12-pitch set. Typical songs in Hijaz such as "Ana Fintizarek" by Umm Kulthum, which use the modulations to Rast 4 as well as Hijazkar, Nikriz, and Hijaz Murassaa, are playable with this pitch set. It's also suitable for Syrian repertory such as "Qaddukal Mayyas." This version of Hijaz 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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