Folk music from around the Middle East
has a very deep history as a music therapy.

A scholar who also served as a foundation for the development of Western music as we know it today
Until the late 17th century
The author of a book that was used in European universities until the late 17th century
According to the physician and philosopher Ibn Sīnā

“One of the best and most effective methods of treatment is to increase the patient’s mental and spiritual strength, encourage them to fight the disease, make their surroundings pleasant, let them listen to the best music, and keep them in touch with their loved ones.”

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So, deep, deep folk music
The gateway to the music of the oriental world
Let’s step into the world of maqam😌.

Why Afternoon Makam Nihavand is the best for beginners

I’ve already told you that there is an optimal and effective time for the musical mode of the Middle Eastern Orient world, or maqam.
This time, I would like to introduce a piece of music based on Maqam Nihavand that is said to be effective in the afternoon.
Here is an explanation of the tonalities in Makaram’s music therapy.

Maqam Nihavend Tonality
CAPRICORN(射手座)。Planet: SATURN-JUPITER, Group: EARTH-FIRE. Hot and dry nature. Gives a good impression after mid afternoon. Associated with yellow bile, daytime and masculinity. Good for blood circulation, abdomen, lower back, thighs and legs. It is effective in acute abdominal pain, back pain and diseases related to blood pressure. It is one of the oldest tonics.

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Nihavand is a place name for a region in eastern Iran.
Strictly speaking, it includes microtones, notes that are not in the Western scale
Middle Eastern music, but
The interpretation of microtones varies from region to region and from person to person.
The interpretation of microtones varies from region to region and from person to person.
I will not go into depth here.
I will not go into depth here.
This time, I’d like to broaden the range of music for beginners.
and lyrical melodies not found in western music.
I’m not going to go into depth here.
but also has chords.
Arabic folk song “Rammavada
Let me introduce it to you.

What do you think?
Surprisingly easy to listen to.
You may have felt
Here are some reasons why
The harmony (chords) of Western music that we are familiar with
Western music’s harmony (chords)
It was a version with

What’s the difference when the code is in?


It mean that it is easy for people today to get emotionally involved.

The music of the Orient world and the Orient is
Rather than being entertaining
rather than entertainment.
I’m sure you’ll agree with me.
However, I think that this kind of arrangement with a sense of chords
I’m sure that this kind of arrangement with chords is overwhelmingly familiar to our modern ears.

The origin of this tune is said to be from the Arab Andalus of the medieval Iberian Peninsula (now Spain) called Muwashaha.
This may be true for the poetry, but not for the melody.
I’m skeptical about this theory.
This is because the Andalus music of Fes, the ancient capital of Morocco, where Andalus music still exists, has no melody.
Andalus music in Fes, the ancient capital of Morocco, where Andalus music still exists, because I have never seen any performance material in this melodic form.

Nevertheless
It is a very beautiful melody and a very familiar song.
I hope you will be able to get familiar with the music of the Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East from this song. The music sheet is here.
You can download it for free from here!

So, as a music therapy to learn from folk music
Middle Eastern melodies that resonate in the mind and are said to be effective in the afternoon.
Based on the Makha Muni Havand
I introduced Rammavada, a song that is not easy to fail even for beginners.

When I started playing stringed lyra years ago
I played this piece a lot.
At the time, I was still new to the instrument and a serious beginner.
I was able to play it in an ensemble without making any mistakes.
I recommend this piece to those who are trying Middle Eastern music for the first time.

If you are interested in improvisational approaches and
If you want to know more about it
We also offer music lessons.
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