Notes: C, Db, Eb, E, F, Gb, A, and Bb - Key: C - Origin: Iraqian - Category: Nonatonic or Ennatonic Scales
The C Maqam Shadd'araban uses nine notes per octave. Because of this same reason it is a member of the so called Nonatonic or Ennatonic -scales that have Nine-note (or Nine-tone). On the piano keyboard, it is made up of four black keys: Db, Eb, Gb, and Bb and four white keys: C, E, F, and A. This combination makes this scale - as well as the C Makam Būselik II, C Makam Ēārgāh, and C Makam Hijaz - as great choices for composing or improvising Iraqian music.
If we take a look a the key signature of the C Maqam Shadd'araban Scale we can find it has four flats and no sharps. Therefore, on sheet music you will find four accidentals on the score. The notes of this scale are: C, Db, Eb, E, F, Gb, A, and Bb.