Maqam World is a non-commercial, educational web site dedicated to helping musicians understand the maqam or modal system used in classical Arabic music. Maqam World attempts to simplify the subject for the Arabic music beginner, while trying hard to remain correct and not exclude any essential information. This also has links to other Arab music resources. The word maqam is the arabic word for scale (or key signature).
Classical Arabic Music and Dance is a general overview and introduction to Islamic and Classical Middle Eastern music and also dance. It includes religous and non-religious music information and resources.
Arab Music Overview including background history, glossary, list of maqam and maqam transpositions charts.
Turkish and Arab Music - provides a brief overview of Modal Theory and makams, as well as provides music examples.
Persian Art Music is devoted to Persian (Iranian) Music, past and present, including performers. Site is in English and Arabic, with parts only available in Arabic.
Hindi Songs provides links to Hindi songs, film music, performers, history, music theory and films.
Musical Nirvana has introductory information and resources for Northern (Hindustani) and Southern (Carnatic) classical Indian music and other Indian genres, as well as current performers.
Chandra and David's Homepage has introductions, resources articles, such as modes and scales, related to Northern Indian (Hindustani) music.
Sounds of India has information, including links, related to the Rajas of Northern Indian music.
Khazana Music Resources has introduction and links related to South Indian Classical (Karnatic or Carnatic) music.
Japanese Scales - an introduction.
Japanese Music article on Answer.com that provides historical and current Japanese music information.
Listening To Medieval Music covers all areas of medieval music, secular and religous (Christian and Non-Christian). Includes links to other useful sites. This is part of the Medieval Sourcebook.
Klezmer Modes is an introduction to the main modes used in Klezmer music. (Alternate site link.)
See also: What is Klezmer?, Geneva Klezmer, Klezmer Phrasing, Jewish Music, the Klezmer Shack.
African Music - click here to introductory Wikipedia information related to the music of Africa.
The Society for Ethnomusicology is an association devoted to the support of ethnomusicology and to the study of music-making all over the world. Click here for their links page.
Ethnomusicology Online includes peer-reviewed articles, resources and links about music throughout the world.
Music Beats is a site identifying and providing brief introductions to various forms of world music.
Tibits - Music From Where??? - Brief introductions and links to Latin, Indian, Jewish, Chinese forms of music.
Rootsworld is a network of culture, art and music on the web; including RootsWorld online magazine.
Appollo's Axes provides links to information about music instruments around the world.
Creation of Musical Scales - history of the creation of musical scales around the world. See Also: Music Sites - Tuning Systems, Origin of Diatonic and Chromatic Scales and Evolution Of Scales.
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