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  • Arabic maqam
    Arabic maqam
    Arabic maqām is the system of melodic modes used in traditional Arabic music, which is mainly melodic. The word maqam in Arabic means place, location or rank. The Arabic maqam is a melody type...

    , melodic modes
  • Mugam genre of Azeri-speaking cultures
  • Maqam al-iraqi
    Maqam al-iraqi
    Al-Maqam Al-Iraqi is a four hundred year old genre of Arab music found in Iraq and often considered the most perfect form of maqam. The instrumentation of the ensemble used in maqam al-iraqi, Jalghi baghdadi, includes a qari' , Iraqi Santur , jawza , tabla or dunbak , and sometimes riqq...

     genre of Iraq
  • Weekly Maqam prayer services of Sephardic Jewish culture
  • Makam
    Makam In Turkish classical music, a system of melody types called makam provides a complex set of rules for composing and performance...

    , melody types of Turkey
  • Muqam
    A muqam is the melody type used in Uyghur music, that is, a musical mode and set of melodic formulas used to guide improvisation and composition....

    , melody type of Uyghur culture
  • Shashmaqam
    Shashmaqam is a Central Asian musical genre, , which may have developed in the city of Bukhara. Shashmaqam means the six Maqams in the Persian language, dastgah being the name for Persian modes, and maqams being the name for modes more generally.It is a refined sort of music, with lyrics derived...

    genre of Uzbek and Tajik culture