Exotic and bewitching, sweet but spicy like baklava and sherbet, the D Hijaz RAV Pan recreates the traditional Arabic maqam, hijaz, in the RAV’s version. Therefore, it is an unusual and unique scale in the RAV Pan’s family. Unlike many of the other RAV drums based on classic Greek or European scales, this arrangement of notes originates in the musical tradition of a Middle-Eastern maqam.
Hijaz scale names can differ depending on the culture. However, it is used in middle-eastern music, motives of flamenco and even in Jewish folk songs.
Due to the many half steps, this scale can be tricky for beginner players, but if you are searching for a scale with a middle eastern flavour and a fantastic potential for percussive playing, this would be an excellent choice!
When you purchase the RAV Pan, you also get a hard case to ease the transporting.