There are two forms of Bûselik makamı which may be encountered, one of which uses a Hicaz tetrachord including G sharp (nim şehnaz) in the upper part of the scale, and the other a Kürdî tetrachord including G (gerdaniye) - note, however, that the leading tone is always G sharp (nim
zirgüle). Often the Hicaz tetrachord will be used in ascending and the Kürdî tetrachord in descending.
If the scale is extended beyond the octave the following structures are used:
A Nikriz pentachord can also be used in the descending part of the scale: