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#2
All of Nile

The intro to BTBAM's Informal Gluttony.
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#3
the only one i'm remembering right now is one in the beginning of Informal Gluttony by Between the Buried and Me

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#5
alright thanks you guys. i learned the beginning to user maat re which is what im looking for. but i want more like that
#20
listen to the first two minutes.

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#24
I can't give you any specific licks, but I can give you the most common scale that western music uses to sound Arabic. Just lower the 2nd degree and the 6th degree of the major scale(Just in case...
e--------------------------------
B--------------------------------
G--------------------------------
D------------------------9--10--
A-------7--8--10--11-----------
E-8--9--------------------------- ...not the best tab, so I hope you can read it.)
#25
Harmonic minor or phrygian dominant and you're set.
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#26
Vision of Division by The Strokes has some licks in the middle of it. It probably doesn't start off sounding like it would, but it does.
#27
The Project Hate is a metal band that uses a metric fuckton of Middle Eastern sounding riffs in their arrangements. If you don't mind that it's metal and very blatantly anti-Christian, they'd be worth checking out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy0XzpvBiZ0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8InRddJN5eY
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#30
The intro to Unas Slayer of the Gods by Nile is super easy to play and sounds all exotic.

Sounds like poop shredding it though, at least on my guitar. The distortion doesn't have the kind of snarl it does on the album.
#31
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This one?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8-hqdDJ6L0

Parts of it sound a little middle eastern to me.


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#33
Listen to Egyptian Danza by Al Di Meola, his amazing, and that's an amazing Eygptian styled piece.

And some Arabic/Turkish/Egyptian bands/people to listen to:

Speed Caravan
Duoud
Taksim Trio
Mercan Dede
Anouar Brahem
Asik Veysel

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Roland GK-3
Roland GR-20
Boss DS-1
Boss PS-6

#35
ITT songs that are not in any way like authentic egyptian or arab music
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#37
Phrygian Scale


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#38
If you want Middle-Eastern sounding stuff, look up Consider the Source. They are a progressive instrumental Middle-Eastern/Indian metal band. Epic beyond belief.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fm6FX3NeOV4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97AlP1Q89cA

In terms of scales, Phrygian Dominant is good. It's the fifth mode of the harmonic scale, or you can just think of it as Phrygian mode with a natural third instead of flat.

If you want some really interesting stuff, go with the Phrygian Major/Byzantine scale. Its the Phrygian mode with both a natural third and natural seventh. Leads to some crazy chromatic runs.
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#39
What's all this poser Middle Eastern stuff here? American rock bands, mostly. Try this
New To Town With A Made Up Name

In The Angel's City

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#40
Wear a turban.

...modes and scales are still useless.


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