Hijaz 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 version of Maqam Hijaz with a narrower augmented second between the 2nd and 3rd scale degrees, more typical of early 20th century Arab music (and closer to a Turkish Hijaz). The pitch set also makes possible a more full modulation to Rast on the 4th scale degree, as well as Nikriz on the 4th; sacrificing the possibility of modulations to Bayati or Saba on the tonic. The 7th scale degree is also lower than in Hijaz 1, to be coherent with the lower version of the third scale degree, in the context of Hijazkar. The advantage of the slightly lowered third scale degree ("F♯" in the context of Hijaz D), aside from providing an additional color for Hijaz, is that it is passable as the F1/2♯ in Rast G. This version of Hijaz was developed by Sami Abu Shumays.

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