Jins

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For the Hindu chakra, see Ajna.

A jins (Arabic: جنس‎ / ALA-LC: jins, pl. أجناس / ajnās) is a set of three, four, or five stepwise pitches used to build an Arabic maqam, or melodic mode. They correspond to the English terms trichord, tetrachord, and pentachord. A maqam is made up of two or more ajnas.

The word derives from the Greek word genus, meaning "type."[1]

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