Educational Videos

First Lesson Maqam Ajam

This video about Maqam Ajam, a very popular and common Maqam which is also very familiar to Western ears, as it is the same of the so-called Major mode.

 

2nd Lesson Maqam Nahawand

The second Maqam you are going to learn is Nahawand, another popular Maqam which is also very familiar to Western ears, as it resembles the Minor mode and does not include any microtonal accidentals. The sequence of intervals for the ascending scale is as follows (starting from Do).

3rd Lesson Maqam Kurd

The next Maqam you are going to learn is Kurd, another popular Maqam which does not use microtonal accidentals. The sequence of intervals for the ascending scale is as follows (starting from Re).

4th Lesson Maqam Hijaz

This Maqam is extremely popular and usually associated with Middle-Eastern music for its distinctive flavour. Its principal characteristics are the first 4 notes, a semitone followed by one tone and half and then by another semitone,