Tajreebat 'Abd al-Hameed Hamam fi 'Aadat SiyaGHat al-Haan al-GHany al-sh'Abiyyat al-Urdunnee bastakhdam 'usluub t'Addad al-taSweet

This paper aimed at shedding light on the experience of Abdel Hameed Hamam in recomposing Jordanian folk-songs using the polyphonic style. The paper includes an overview of the history of Arabic Polyphony, its categories in Arabic musical composition, and presents some Arabic experiences in the use of Polyphony singing as well. The study also reviews some previous studies regarding Polyphony, presents a biography the life of Abdel Hameed Hamam, and gives examples of his Jordanian musical songs. This paper also discusses characteristics of Abdel Hameed hamam style in processing of Modes (Maqms) and Harmony in Jordanians folk songs. The paper ends with some results and recommendations, and following are the most important: Abdel Hameed Hamam conducted varied experiments in recomposing Arabic tunes, while maintaining the terms of Rhythm, melody, musical phrasing, and intervals. He highlighted the aesthetic of Arabic music in the context of canon and simulation.

Journal Al-Majallah al-Urdunniyah lil-funun
Year 2014
Volume 7
Issue 2
Pages 151-176

'Alwan, Raeda Ahmed (2014) Tajreebat 'Abd al-Hameed Hamam fi 'Aadat SiyaGHat al-Haan al-GHany al-sh'Abiyyat al-Urdunnee bastakhdam 'usluub t'Addad al-taSweet. In: Al-Majallah al-Urdunniyah lil-funun: Jordan Journal of the Arts, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 151-176. Available at https://openmusiclibrary.org/article/173589/.

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