Lamma Bada is an old Andalusian song, from the 15th Century Moorish Spain. The time signature of 10/8 is in the Arabic Samai pattern. This arrangement is for instruments, there are no lyrics included. The chords are not traditional, but are often played by non-traditional groups.


Find by ear tutorials for the instrumental version here:

Learn the rhythm:


This version is for Bb instruments (Bb clarinet, soprano and tenor sax…), the chords are for C instruments, suitable for accompaniment by a guitar, accordion or similar.

Lamma Bada for Bb Instruments