Rast 1 - Egypt mid 20th

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 Rast as used in the later 20th century in Egypt, with a very low third scale degree (E1/2♭). The reference composition is the Umm Kulthum Song "Yamsaharni" composed by Sayyed Mekkawi. Several common modulations within Maqam Rast are possible, but Hijaz on 5 is not ideal. This version of Maqam Rast 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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