#1
Does anyone know what the arabic sounding scales are? I know they are not minor scales. Here is a sample of what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGBZuf3mvy0 The scales I am talking about start at 1:36. If you have never heard the song you should here it, its an amazing piece. I really want to know what type of scales those are.
#3
Quote by Jesse Clarkson
I haven't listened to the link but try phyrgian and phrygian dominant.

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#6
You can also try double harmonic minor (also known as byzantine scale) or diminished scale.
#7
Note that a lot of Middle-Eastern music employs quarter-tones as well; hard to get without resorting to fretless instruments (like the Oud) or using a slide.
#8
Also use chromatics as grace notes, so they're not prevelent enough to sound wrong, but they're there.
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Quote by Unicronus
Does anyone know what the arabic sounding scales are? I know they are not minor scales. Here is a sample of what I mean: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGBZuf3mvy0 The scales I am talking about start at 1:36. If you have never heard the song you should here it, its an amazing piece. I really want to know what type of scales those are.


Great song choice, I love that one

I know that it's name doesn't imply it being arabic, but try the jewish scale (at least that's what its called in Guitar Pro). The song on my myspace is in that scale, and I think it sounds pretty exotic and arabic.
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#12
I'm no expert but the Harmonic and Melodic Minor scales always sounded "Arabic" to me. I think that might be what they're using
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