Rast 5 - all the modulations

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 with a medium third scale degree (E1/2♭). The reference composition is the Umm Kulthum Song "Ghannili Shwayya" composed by Zakaria Ahmed. Because of the use of a set of 15 pitches, including versions of E♭, E1/2♭, E♮, A♭, A1/2♭, A♮, B♭, B1/2♭, and B♮, all of the common modulations within the Maqam Rast family are possible. 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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