The Arabic Music page
This page has been getting hundreds of hits every day, and I feel
that an update is long overdue. I am not sure what to add to it, or
whether I have the resources to add to it. If you would like to
contribute some time or some content to the Arabic music page, please
send me an email at email@example.com
This is a page about Arabic music. Most of the material on it has been
collected in one way or another from the USENET newsgroup
rec.music.arabic, except for the images that are found on here. I am
trying to provide the most comprehensive resource on the genre, while
concentrating on the more "serious" aspects (please excuse the
elitism!) If you have any comments or suggestions, please do not
hesitate to email me.
Some of the Arabic modes and rhythms
This section provides several arabic modes,
and some of the
rhythms commonly used in levantine music, in jpeg form. They are
excerpts from a book by Antoun G. Farah, of the Lebanese National
Conservatory. The book is a wonderful resource for anyone interested in
tuning their ear to this rich musical tradition.
Mohammad Saad has made some pages on Laure
Daccache, complete with sound clips and images. What do you think?
The Rec.Music.Arabic FAQ
This FAQ, compiled by me, contains some of the frequently
asked questions about arabic music. Any contributions you can make to
it would be apreciated. just email firstname.lastname@example.org, or post on RMA.
The FAQ can be found here
Some archived articles
Over here, you can find some of the most interesting articles that I
have run across on RMA, but which are not really fit for being in the
Recently, a few very interesting articles were written about
drumming. The original premise was a posting asking about "how to learn
arabic drumming, and what kind of drum to buy?"
Several persons replied to the original question, giving a lot of
insight. Below are some of the postings (I hope I didn't forget any.. if
so, please send me a note about it).
I found the following
link with many resources to learn Arabic drumming.
The list is still growing. The full archives can
be found on al-mashriq.
Other web resources (useful links)
You can find a list of sites that might be
interesting to the reader, like CD shops, bands and performers, sound
bites, etc... Happy surfing.
is a USENET newsgroup devoted to all aspects of music of the Arab
world. It was founded in 1995, and the topics discussed range from
upcoming concerts, to introductions of different styles. See the Historical note for more
this page is compiled and maintained by philo. The copyrights
belong to the authors of the particular articles, unless otherwise
For more information, comments or gripes, please contact
email@example.com or post on RMA.