This study explores the attitudes of the students of music in the College of Arts and Design at the University of Jordan towards learning the Arabic musical maqam system (tonic notes). The researcher used a questionnaire for the purpose of measuring and determining the trends towards learning Arabic musical maqamat (plural form of maqam). The questionnaire was designed and peer-reviewed by a number of reviewers from the colleges of arts and educational sciences at the universities of Jordan and Yarmouk. It covered three fields and included forty multiple choice questions. The study finds out that the students of music in the College of Arts and Design at the University of Jordan developed positive attitudes towards learning Arabic musical maqamat. The nature and characteristics of musical notes have a mean of (3.8056), and a standard deviation of (0.39802), whereas the field and significance of musical notes have a mean of (3.4934) and a standard deviation of (0.53726). Entertainment with musical notes, however, has a mean of (3.4929) and a standard deviation of (0.71819).
Trends, Music, Maqam, Arabic Maqamat, Solfege, Musical Notation