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(@blackzerogsh)
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seeing michhill8's topic, I realized something I've never found out. SOme good ol' arabic music for the guitar.

Does anyone know of a site with some arabic tabs of some traditional arabic music. Maybe something transcriped from an aoud?

I don't think it's likely to be found but thanks in advance


   
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(@anonymous)
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I don't know much about arabic music but the Gipsy kings provide a lot of entertainment as far as the guitar is concerned.(which is called flamenco)

I also like Amr Diab's Habibi.

Rahul


   
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(@dogbite)
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I dont know if itis posible to transcribe arabic to western guitar.
ouds have no frets. the intervals dont line up.
still when playing my oud I can sound western.

I dont know if the site is still running, but if it is thete should be loads of info for you.
http://www.mikesoudforums.com

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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I might be wrong, havnt expeimented with it in this way, but I think the harmonic minor scale, used correctly can be made to give an arabic sound?


   
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(@michhill8)
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wow, I'm so influential.... haha, just kidding, but yeah other styles of music are interesting.

Thanks Dudes!
Keep on Rockin'

Pat


   
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(@dsparling)
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I dont know if itis posible to transcribe arabic to western guitar.
ouds have no frets. the intervals dont line up.
still when playing my oud I can sound western.

I dont know if the site is still running, but if it is thete should be loads of info for you.
http://www.mikesoudforums.com

Is this it?

http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/

http://www.dougsparling.com/
http://www.300monks.com/store/products.php?cat=59
http://www.myspace.com/dougsparling
https://www.guitarnoise.com/author/dougsparling/


   
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(@hughm)
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I understand that Davey Graham "invented" DADGAD so he could better play with oud players. Oud beng a north African instrument . . .


   
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(@dogbite)
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I dont know if itis posible to transcribe arabic to western guitar.
ouds have no frets. the intervals dont line up.
still when playing my oud I can sound western.

I dont know if the site is still running, but if it is thete should be loads of info for you.
http://www.mikesoudforums.com

Is this it?

http://www.mikeouds.com/messageboard/

yes! thats the site. that is where I met the guy who made my oud. there are lots of links too.

and the oud being from Africa. I dont think so. it is middle eastern. of course as Islam moved east through Norhth Africa and up into Spain (Moors/El Cid) the oud was then ntroduced into Europe or the west.
it turned ionto the lute which was very popular in the European Rennaisance.
and we all know how Spain developed the guitar almost as we know it today.

but the oud did not originate in Africa. nope.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@dogbite)
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I understand that Davey Graham "invented" DADGAD so he could better play with oud players. Oud beng a north African instrument . . .

can you elaborate?
who is Graham.
DADGAD is very celtic sounding. however, African musicians have open tunings.

http://www.soundclick.com/bands/pagemusic.cfm?bandID=644552
http://www.soundclick.com/couleerockinvaders


   
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(@ricochet)
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Now, I'm dredging this up out of dim, dusty memory and haven't looked it up, but from old lessons I seem to recall that the third mode of the harmonic minor scale, commonly called "Spanish Phrygian," has Middle Eastern origins, and you can certainly play stuff in it that sounds to my ignorant ears like some of the Middle Eastern stuff I've heard.

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


   
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