Maqam (pl. maqamat):

  1. the modal melodic system used in the Arab world, with variants stretching from North Africa through Western Asia, including music from Arabic speaking countries as well as Turkey, Iran, Azerbaijan, and Central Asia. Maqam includes a system of scales with varied tuning schemes, along with a rich melodic vocabulary and patterns of modulation (movement among scales).
  2. ("a maqam") one of the modes used, with a particular scale and melodic vocabulary and set of expected modulations.


Introducation to Maqam, All Maqamat 24EDO, Bayati 1, Bayati 2, Bayati-Saba-all, Bayati-Saba-Hijaz-Kurd 24EDO, Hijaz 1, Hijaz 2, Hijaz 3, Hijaz-Bayati-Kurd 24EDO, Jiharkah, Rast 1 - Egypt mid 20th, Rast 2 (Suznak) Egypt Mid 20th, Rast 3 - Syrian mid-20th, Rast 4 - High Ds and As, Rast 5 - all the modulations, Rast 6 - modulations + variants, Rast 24EDO, Rast Family 24EDO, Saba-Bayati 24EDO, Saba, Suznak 24EDO, A Guide to the Maqam Tuning Presets for Ableton Live 12