The Maqam Book
Composed by David Muallem. Theory. Middle Eastern and Arabic music. Method book and CD. With Text Language: English. 233 pages. Published by OR-TAV Music Publications (OT.29111).
Item Number: OT.29111
David Muallem's Maqam Book is the first systematic presentation of the system of scales and modes (maqamat) used in Arab music, and is intended for musicians of all backgrounds, as well as for the layman who seeks to understand and appreciate Arab music. The book includes a historical background, an explanation of the scalar systems used in European music and Arab music (with references to Turkish music and Persian music), and an analysis of 48 different maqamat, their transpositions and modulations. The attached CD demonstrates 39 maqamat played on the qanun. The book is recommended as a textbook for courses on Arab music, Middle-Eastern and Asian music, and world music, and may be used for self-study as well. English, Book/CD, 233 pages.