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Published: 19 September 2019

464 Pages | 232 line, 15 half-tone


ISBN: 9780190658359

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Inside Arabic Music

Arabic Maqam Performance and Theory in the 20th Century

Johnny Farraj and Sami Abu Shumays

  • Has the widest topical coverage of any other English book on the subject of Arabic Music
  • Presents first-hand testimonials of the musical experiences of practicing performers, through oral tradition
  • Treats melody over scale as the central object of study for the purposes of understanding maqam
  • Draws upon theoretical approaches external to Arabic music, presenting insights in an accessible and practical manner