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The Arabic Maqam System with Khyam Allami

Part of New Music Biennial

Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale at a free workshop and Q&A.

The Arabic musical scale differs to the Western system of twelve equally tempered tones thanks to its microtonal intervals, which give a distinct character to the melodies that are constructed using it.

Composer Khyam Allami introduces audiences to writing music using this tonal system, including some practical exercises.

Dates & times

5 Jul 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
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Royal Festival Hall
Blue Room, Level 1


Free, but ticketed

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