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Arabic guitar tunes?

Asked by fremen_warrior (5471 points ) February 24th, 2012

Hi, does anyone know a good site with tabs and chords of standard arabian tunes adapted for guitar? I don’t know Arabic, I just want to learn to play something… different, but cannot find anything on the net. Please help.

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fremen_warrior's avatar

Sorry, should be “arabian, or arab guitar tunes” – my English is a bit rusty these days…

jazmina88's avatar

try a sitar???

Jeruba's avatar

Is the guitar an Arabian instrument?

fremen_warrior's avatar

I have a guitar and figured someone out there must have transcribed (if sitar chords are much different) chords/tabs for guitar and am looking for those…

jazmina88's avatar

usually it is a drone with melody. different structure than chords
I would listen to Ravi Shankar and improvise.

fremen_warrior's avatar

@jazmina88 thanks for the tip, these are more indian tunes than arabian ones imo, idk. Got anything more up that alley? Cheers!

snowberry's avatar

My friends from Yemen don’t listen to any western music.I suspect that because guitars are used in rock music (and rock music is bad), they’d shy away from any music from a guitar. Thus, guitar music would be hard to find in their culture. (This is honestly how they think.) You’ll probably have to improvise.

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