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What maqam is this?
You are right, the first two measures display maqam Saba, with emphasis on its dominant third degree ...
3-23-2020 at 07:44 AM
by: al-Halabi
Tuning the F string differently for Rast or Bayati?
You presumably want this modulation, however brief, to have the distinct flavor of bayyati, so defin ...
1-26-2020 at 04:46 PM
by: al-Halabi
Question on the history of Oud strings
There is no reason to doubt that the medieval oud was fretted; the evidence on this is abundant and ...
1-12-2020 at 04:18 PM
by: al-Halabi
Question on the history of Oud strings
Medieval sources refer to two distinct types of fifth string that were added to the oud with four st ...
1-10-2020 at 04:23 PM
by: al-Halabi
Written Turkish notation
The book 'Makam and Beyond: A Progressive Approach to Near Eastern Music Theory' by Eric Ederer shou ...
10-25-2019 at 08:17 AM
by: al-Halabi
Traditional songs to learn?
Doubt about the pieces ascribed to al-Farabi is fully warranted; for various historical reasons they ...
10-21-2019 at 07:34 AM
by: al-Halabi
oud tecnique books or links
Try Saint Anthony Maronite Church in Glen Allen, Virginia. They had copies of Rouhana's method for s ...
10-7-2019 at 05:25 PM
by: al-Halabi
oud tecnique books or links
Daniele,

I think that the oud method of Charbel Rouhana (Maqam al-'Ud) might serve your needs wel ...
10-7-2019 at 12:40 PM
by: al-Halabi
F to f tuning
The diagram shows six double courses tuned F A D g c f, with a seventh single bass string tuned to C ...
9-27-2019 at 07:18 AM
by: al-Halabi
Segah / Sika questions...
"Min Kounouzina" (meaning "from our treasures") is the title of a large collection of notated muwash ...
9-23-2019 at 12:39 PM
by: al-Halabi
Translation
The first list is of the most famous oud makers of the Ottoman period, who are presented as the pred ...
8-22-2019 at 11:57 AM
by: al-Halabi
Oud maker in Morocco?
If Khalid Belhaiba is still making ouds I would recommend checking them out. I visited his workshop ...
8-22-2019 at 10:48 AM
by: al-Halabi
Goksel Baktagir
The piece Art is referring to is in Hicaz.
8-12-2019 at 12:46 PM
by: al-Halabi
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
Brian,

You are right, there are many things we donít know with exact precision about intonation ...
3-27-2019 at 06:04 PM
by: al-Halabi
History and current situation of Hijaz scale intervals in Egypt/Levant
There are documented clues to shifts that occurred in the intonation of Hijaz during the modern peri ...
3-27-2019 at 12:46 PM
by: al-Halabi
Vanis Vartanian : any knowledge to share ?
Vartanian was born in Aleppo in 1920. He became known as a virtuoso on the violin, and in the early ...
2-24-2019 at 12:29 PM
by: al-Halabi
3,4,5 of Segah, Chahargah, Rast Panjgah?
It's the Persian for "one." Yegah means "first position."

Rast was not called Yegah in Turkish mu ...
1-7-2019 at 03:59 PM
by: al-Halabi
3,4,5 of Segah, Chahargah, Rast Panjgah?
I don't know the context in which you found the numbers associated with the three dastgahs mentioned ...
1-7-2019 at 09:11 AM
by: al-Halabi
Looking for Lavta
teslim, I also have a lavta made by Turhan Demireli, with the same scale length. I bought it from hi ...
12-20-2018 at 05:07 PM
by: al-Halabi
Bil Afrah Project
Jody, the traditional buzuq had friction pegs and a pegbox similar to that of the bağlama. ...
12-10-2018 at 06:00 PM
by: al-Halabi
Armenian Song Sheet - Transliterate Title?
The name of the song is Kalees em tooret (I've come to your door).
11-30-2018 at 05:32 AM
by: al-Halabi
what is this song?
This is an Umm Kulthum song, Habet wa la bansh 'alayya, in maqam Rast. The melody was composed by he ...
11-20-2018 at 07:32 AM
by: al-Halabi
On iranian oud
The date is given using the Iranian calendar. The year 1385 corresponds to 2006.
The wood listed as ...
11-12-2018 at 10:16 AM
by: al-Halabi
ottoman music : ressource book needed
Feldman's book is definitely worth reading. Beyond its interesting details about musicians, instrume ...
11-3-2018 at 06:19 PM
by: al-Halabi
need help
The oud maker is Mihran Mississian, who was based in Damascus. The year on the label shows 192, with ...
11-1-2018 at 05:12 AM
by: al-Halabi
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