Bayati and Related Maqamaat Samples

 

 Samples of Bayati and Related Maqamaat

 

Maqam Bayati       

In this section,  we come to an original mode which is used through out the Arab countries and other places that came in contact with the Islamic culture.  This Maqam is called “Bayati” Maqam.  It contains a Bayati tetra chord on Re (D) which has ¾ step between the first and second notes (Re-Mi) , ¾ step between the second and third notes (Mi-Fa) and a complete step between the third and fourth notes (Fa-Sol) (Sample realicon). The tetra chord becomes as follows: (Sample realicon). 

The origin of this Maqam is folkloric, which has evolved through the ages to become one of the most prominent Maqam in Arabic music.  We find it in the Tunisian folk music and singing and is known by “Al-Salihi”, and we also find it in the Syrian and Lebanese folk singing form of Ataba and Mijana. Which makes us conclude that: This Maqam may have Phoenician roots, due to the connection of these regions at the times of the Phoenicians.  Here is an example of Ataba and Mijana on “Bayati”, by the Lebanese singer Sabir Al Safh (Ataba speakicon).  And here is another example of the Al-Salihi style singing in Tunis, by the singer Ismaeel Alhattab (Al-Salihi speakicon).

The “Bayati” Maqam is composed of a “Bayati” Tetra chord on the Tonic of Re (D) (Sample realicon) followed by a “Rast” Tetra chord on Sol (G) (Sample realicon), then a “Bayati” Tetra chord on the upper Re (D2) (Sample realicon).  However, when descending, the second tetra chord becomes a “Nahawand” tetra chord on Sol (G) (Sample realicon).  Here is an improvisation on the Flute to show the various “Bayati” Tetra chords, ascending and descending.  And here is a Muwashah from the Turkish musical heritage, with which we end our session (Turkish Muwashah speakicon). 

 


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Violin

 

Maqam Bayati on D

Oud

 

Maqam Bayati on A

Oud

 

Maqam Bayati on D

Oud

 

Maqam Bayati on G

Buzuq

 

Maqam Bayati on A

Buzuq

 

Maqam Bayati on C

Buzuq

 

Maqam Bayati on D

Buzuq

 

Maqam Bayati on G

 
Listen to Complete
Examples

Dulab, Taqseem & Mawwal (Feirouz)
Samaii Bayati 1
Samaii Bayati 2
Tahmilah Bayati
Taqseem Bayati-Qanoon
Taqseem Bayati-Violin
Taqseem Bayati- Ney
Taqseem Bayati-Oud-R. Sunbati

 

 

 


Listen To partial Samples*
  Samai Ibrahim Al Aryan
  Samai Bayati Iskandar Shalfun
  Doulab Bayati Akoun Saeed
  Abdelwahab: Lamma Enta Nawi
  Fairouz: Ya Rayt Minhoun
  Qanun Taqsim (Ya Rayt Minhoun)
  Farid El Atrash: Noura
  Muwashah Imla li Al-Aqdah
  Kulthum: Ala Balad El-Mahboub
  Wadih Al-Safi: Mijana
  Um Kulthum: Ba3id 3annak

* Samples courtesy of Maqam World

 

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Maqam Bayati

 

 

 

 

 

 

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