مشاهدة جميع الاصدارات : Maqam Mouhayar

07-08-2009, 12:42
Can anyone help to explain the structure of maqam mouhayar? I'm not familiar with any music in this maqam to study it, I just know of it by name.


07-08-2009, 21:16
Maqam Muhayyar has the same scale as maqam Husayni: Bayati on D, followed by Rast on G, or better visualized, another bayyati on A.

The difference of course being in the seyir, Muhayyer is a descending maqam, it always starts near the jawab before descending towards the qarar. Typically, bayati on jawab is developed before descending with a nahwand when approaching a qafla.

Samples are:

Muhayyer Gazel by Rabbi Izaak Algazi (http://zamanalwasl.net/forums/showpost.php?p=3571&postcount=1)

Muhayyer Gazel by Yusuf Bilgin (http://zamanalwasl.net/forums/showpost.php?p=11078&postcount=1)#

Wasla Including Semai Muhayyer by Tanburi Cemil (http://zamanalwasl.net/forums/showpost.php?p=3223&postcount=1)

Same Semai played by Karaduman and Co (http://zamanalwasl.net/forums/showpost.php?p=7847&postcount=1)

08-08-2009, 00:06
So my understanding is that they are essentialy the same maqam, but the difference is in the manner which it is played.
For instance, if someone were to perform a mawal in Mouhayar, they would begin developing the 2nd jin (Rast on G, or Bayat on A) before descending to Bayat on D.
And if I were to develop the sayir in Bayat on D and work my way up, it would be considered Husseini.

One more question, has Mouhayar been utilized as an Egyptian maqam at all, or is it primarily Turkish? as I see from your list of musical links, Mohamed Ottman's Gadidi Ya Nafsi is the only example.

Thanks for your help!

08-08-2009, 00:45
You're welcome!

Well, I have provided two mawwals (the Gazels), which along with the Semai should tell you all you need to know about how and why it is what it is.

Do be careful though, Gaddidi Ya Nafs is not Muhayyer, it's Shuri, but happens to be in the same wasla because it has a similar seyir (with a hijaz on G instead), which is why our friend Bahri doesn't think it's Shuri at all, I forgot what he called it.

I think there are some arabic works in Muhayyer, but I can't remember any of them unfortunately.

08-08-2009, 01:00
Thanks again Amr, I hadn't listened to gadidi ya nafs yet, but thanks for the heads up. I'll listen to the samai and mawals this weekend and study them.

Again, your help is very appreciated.