Maqam Nawa Athar Family

 Maqam Nawa Athar Pronunciation

   
Hijaz on D
Tetrachord
 
Hijaz on G
Pentachord Tetrachord
G clef C D E flat F # G A flat B C
1 tone 1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone 1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone

 


Notice that the first 3 notes of maqam Nawa Athar are a partial Nahawand tetrachord, which is often exploited during modulation to and from maqam Nahawand.

When starting on D, this maqam is called maqam Hisar. Pronunciation

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Maqam Nawa Athar on C
Violin   Maqam Hisar on D
Oud   Maqam Nawa Athar on C
Buzuq   Maqam Nawa Athar on D

Recording Samples:

  Um Kulthum: Fakkaruni
  Doulab Nawa Athar
  Samai Jamil Aweis
  Farid El-Atrash: Gamil Gamal
  Muwashah Adhkurul Hubba
  Fawzi Sayeb: Taqsim Oud

 


 Maqam Nikriz (Nakriz) Pronunciation

   
Hijaz on D
Tetrachord
 
Pentachord Tetrachord
G clef C D E flat F # G A B flat C
1 tone 1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone 1 tone 1/2 tone 1 tone

Notice that the first 3 notes of maqam Nikriz are a partial Nahawand tetrachord, which is often exploited during modulation to and from maqam Nahawand.

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   (Maqam Nikriz on C
Oud   Maqam Nikriz on B
Oud   Maqam Nikriz on C
Oud   Maqam Nikriz on G
Buzuq   Maqam Nikriz on C

Recording Samples:

 

Dawr: Il Albi Yama Intazar

  Um Kulthum: Baeed Annak
  Um Kulthum: Ya Msahharni
  Taqsim Oud George Abyad
  Abdelwahab Saga Al Laylu
  Sabah Fakhri: Mawwal
  Longa Nikriz




 Maqam Athar Kurd (Kurdili Nawa Athar) Pronunciation

 
Hijaz on G
Pentachord Tetrachord
G clef C D flat E Flat F # G A flat B C
1/2 tone 1 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone 1/2 tone 1 1/2 tone 1/2 tone

 

Maqam Athar Kurd is a variation on maqam Nawa Athar, with the 2nd note being 1/2 step lower. Notice that the first 3 notes are a partial Kurd tetrachord, which is often exploited to modulate to or from maqam Kurd.

 

Hear this Maqam:

Violin   Maqam Athar Kurd on C
Violin   Maqam Athar Kurd on D
Oud   Maqam Athar Kurd on C
Buzuq   Maqam Athar Kurd on C

Recording Samples:

 

Abdel Halim Hafez: Habeebaha

  Samai Kurd Simon Shaheen
  Taqsim Oud Riadh El Sunbati
  Samai Hijaz Kar Kurd Salah Al Mahdi




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