Beyond Bellydancing (Arabic Music)
October 31, 2006 2:17 PM   Subscribe

Maqam World contains much more than maqamat. Rhythms, genres, instruments - all presented with audio examples, pictures, and even pronunciation. The podcasts are an added bonus. [Note: some multimedia features only work in IE, most audio in .rm (it's worth it, though)]
posted by imposster (6 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

The articles are great, too: definition of maqam, exmamples of forms and genres, and an explanation (with audio examples) of modulating in a taqsim.
Classical Arabic Music has some similar content, but not the depth or organization (their audio examples are generally full length, however). Plus the homepage has embedded audio.
posted by imposster at 2:18 PM on October 31, 2006

posted by The White Hat at 3:45 PM on October 31, 2006

I play the doumbek/darbouka, and this is an awesome reference for rhythms in Arabic music. Thanks for the post.
posted by jimfl at 4:45 PM on October 31, 2006

Wow! This'll take hours to work through...

posted by QIbHom at 8:00 PM on October 31, 2006


I find this very interesting/useful.
posted by Monstrous Moonshine at 3:32 AM on November 1, 2006

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