I am trying to find the pieces of my jaw that just hit the floor. So many things to steal from this lesson Muris - I am proud to be half Greek!
WOW..u nailed it Muris.I'm from Saudi Arabia n you sound just like the music played here..I not actually fond of it but when u played it,mixing it with the guitar,it just sounds beautiful.I have to be able to compose this kind of music I'll study this piece n steel some licks from it
@ Kristofer: I'm proud to be Saudi
sounds very awesome
Oh man, i love this kinda stuff, thanks for doing this lesson!!
This is so cool, Muris! Awesome lesson!!
Muris did it again
Thats awesome! Those oriental melodies sounds really cool! Exellent lesson!
Muris is just too cool!! I love it
Thanks guys,glad you like it!!
Tho I didn't know you're half greek Kris
Great one, Muris!
I only wish the volume of the guitar was a bit higher, it totally blends with the backing track and you almost can't hear what guitar is playing
Yeah,mixing tastes and standards are different.
I prefer guitar not that much in the face,would love it bit more down
Im with muris on this. I also like the guitar to blend into the song instead of overpowering it. Gives a more tastefull feel to the solo being played.
Muris i dig your guitar, i think i must travel 10000 miles and come and take it for me
That last lick is Killer!!!!!
I Love it!!!
Ahh,I'm not the only one,thanks!!
I don't mean taking out the backing track, just make guitar a bit louder! This is a LESSON after all
Dear Muris... WHAT WAS THAT?!?!
Does anyone else have troubles hearing guitar loud enough in this lesson,please???
Hi Eddie,just be more specific,will try to answer
You play some awesome licks there and it would be cool to hear it better
I was just kidding.
It was just to tell you how impressed I am.
"What was that?" is what people say
when they see a UFO!!!
I love this lesson. Is there any bands that play this type of style that I can listen to?
Also, I agree with Pavel in that I wish the guitar was a little louder in the mix. Obviously, it can be heard with the individual videos, but when I listen to the whole song, the guitar could probably be a little louder. IMO
And David is right, that last lick is just unbelievable!
And I dont have any problems with the loudness of the guitar :S
I can hear it very good and clear
If it were up to me we would have lots of lessons from "exotic"/foreign stringed instruments. As opposed to wind instruments - it's so easy to "steal licks" from another stringed instrument.
And just as this lesson illustrates - getting a unique sound is very much about getting away from scales/licks cliches of western music! So in other words...more!! more!! more!!
Nice one Muris! You said that there is more oriental to come, will that be at the same dificulty level or will there be some that are a bit easier?
Great stuff Muris
I like this Muris.You know this is the kinda stuff that helps me make my own style of music.Its so different from what we here alot but mixing this up with metal and blues ect ect is the only way i know that other's can find there own playing style and be unique.Thanks for bringing this to GMC
More oriental stuff still to come,easier as well.
And Kris pointed it well,foreign instruments inspired lesson would be great,
as the matter I fact I have one idea for it already.
By the way most of arabian music was influenced by Indian music. A little history lesson here, turkey, Iran and many other arabian countries invaded India long before 400AD. They later of course left after trading things like spices but took along the music with them. Then the people who are ancestors of the people who invaded are formed their own country called pakistan which was part of india 60 years ago (most of the went to pakistan but many still stayed back in india during the partition).
i knew i liked this lesson before you even played. rich backing track as usual!!!
Thanks for this great history post jammer91!
Yeah,India had lots of influence on these countries.
Latter on they have had evolution and split a bit from India's music.
That's why I didn't put India on the list in a first place.
This is great. I love the sound!
Very nice. I really enjoy the atypical lessons. Great backing track and tone!
Great lesson Muris!
I have scheduled some oriental and unusual lessons but you preceded me!!
Anyway, I'm a real fan of your playing.
In the general direction Jammer. You would not call Turkey or Persia(Iran) Arabian, because they are not. And certainly there was no Turkey at the time you mention. But correct, the Indian connection is there. I think you are referring to the Mughals.
But anyway, I am delighted with this lesson, sounds good, and different, always a good combination.
I guess Muris ment the Ottman Empire
which ruled all the countries Muris mentioned previously.
i loved it
Yes Spartan,it was Otoman Empire,rules almost everywhere except of USA
I was in Palestine and Egypt this summer vacation, and this gave me good memories =D
And one more thing.. What's with the g's between the tab numbers? What do they mean?
G means grace,like ornament note.
wow!!!! that is wonderful muris!!!
in every style you rock man i love it
this realy sound cool..
in what kind of equipment you using????
you have a great sound
Oh, but I saw that you did some kind of triplets where they were written, are those grace notes?
Ah no,triplets are something else.
You'll see sign 3 or 6 when triplet is around.
Do you think of guitar equipment or everything else,for making backing etc?
i love this man, i always wanted to play music that sounded "from somewhere". this inspires so much to do it. Thanks muris
Ah, just another typical Muris lesson,
DAZZLING work my friend.
Man, I love your playing.
Thanks guys.appreciate it!
Please do me a favor and try this,
letter on post some video or audio,
would love to hear how you nailed it!!
Of course you can play over slow backing,doesn't matter.
Great muris, i definitly hear the groove of Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Albania, Greece and Bosnia music ..
Thanks Ekrem,looks like you remember the list quite well
Great track, next on my list to tackle.
Jeff was asking if anyone plays this kind of style, I would recommend Kevin Ferguson. One of his albums does delve into these styles.
I don't have a problem with the backing tracks and the guitar volume, but I did notice that in the 100bpm version there is no guitar (which is what I want) but in the 130 bpm version there is guitar playing what I would like to be playing. Is this a mistake and if so, could you please post a 130bpm version without the guitar?
Hi Woolie and thanks,glad you like it!
The guitar in real tempo backing track is sort of backing guitar that plays third intervals on main guitar.
I wasn't able to put it in slower backing too cause difference in tempo was too big,
so we would have nasty digital drops...
Thank you Muris for explaining. That makes a lot of sense, and explains why it only starts after a while. I guess I should have paid more attention.
I think this is one is going to be hard for me. A lot of feel involved in it, difficult to play feeling or no, but the two added together, ouch.
I love it, keep it up.
You're welcome Woolie!
I know that about the triplets, but what are grace/ornament notes? =P
Think of it as and added note to original one.
You can play without it tho but you'll be missing the smell.
Just sick man, rip it up Muris. Nice work
Sick or not,I like it!
Sorry Muris, I have the feeling its quite a stupid question, but what exactly does "g" mean in the tab?
Great solo btw!!!
G means grace note.
I used it to explain where I did play ornament notes.
Amazing work , man. A delight to the ear to be honest. I wanted to come to GMC for a while , was planning to get another few drinks this weekend but I saw your lesson and joined on the spot. I'm from Romania and oriental rhythms have been copied into some cheap uninspired vuglar commercial music we've got around here, but this kind of lesson reminds me where our crappy adaptation of oriental sounds originated from.
Cheers Muris !
Man... i can see you're committed to excellence and nothing less... i love your lessons man.. truly..
and another thing...
i realized that when watching your lessons i gotta start wearing a diaper..! ja..! :-)
Wow, oriental Unfortunately, because of some musicians, this kind of music has gone on bad voice where I live, but you succesfully made an extra good sounding shred lesson out of it. Great idea, and nicely done THe end is very efective
this is really cool and very different nice job
muris is the MAN!
Oh yeah,not a woman,that's for sure
Joking,thanks a lot!!
This is definitely one of my favorites here on GMC, although there is no way in h*ll I am able to play this, but I just love the sound of it Great job.
Thanks but don't be afraid of it and try it a bit!!
uuuuuuuoooooouuuuuu...this is the first time i look at your leson....sjajan forspil...like Ivan says this music is on the bad voice...but this is great..
Thanks Nemanja,it is sad which way music like this goes
Woah, ive been working with oriental/arabic scales for a while now, intergrating them into my solos and general writing, and this is a great piece!
Cheers,glad you like it.
I think i'll stop watching your lessons...
I think you really lay your eyes on my work,thanks
Maan after I heard this I checked your profile again to see if you're not from Bulgaria
Really,it sounds like bulgarian music??
Wow, I have some Greek relatives (pretty much all of my relatives) that'd love to hear me play this. Thanks Muris!
Yeah! Pretty much what we've got here. I usualy hate it but on guitar it sounds great
Thanks,it's good to hear!
I know what you mean,lately this kind of music has been going in a wrong way...
Nice lesson Muris!!!!
Question: How exacly do you play the grace note?
Hi Adis and welcome to GMC.
Grace note is a short(fast) note just before the "real" note,
I explained it as an ornament in text included in lesson.
These grace notes usually have twice shorter duration that "real" note,
per example if real note is 16th than grace is usually 32th.
That's not the rule but most common way.
And how to play it?
You'll see the sign between grace and real note,
if it's S then you have to connect grace and real note with the slide,
P means pull-off,H means hammer-on etc.
Hope this helps.
Woah! I'm from Bulgaria, and this reminds me of something that would be playing at one of my parent's parties. My mother would faint if I played this for her. Great work!
That's great,let me know of your progress and ask if
you need any help at all,welcome to GMC!
Great lesson you made here!!
I have one question though:
I'm getting stuck with the grace note's.
You have this in the tab, first video:
so i geuss you do a short pull of here because it says 13 first and then 12, but it seems that in the video you are doing short hammer ons...
Maybe I am not looking right, could you help me out?
That's old question must say,I have even received lots of PMs about that,
I explained that in text somewhere tho.
It's GuitarPro issue to be precise,I export tab from it.
GP allows you to add grace note ONLY before main note,
and it this case grace note should be after main note,hammer on as you said.
I'm really sorry for this but it's not my mistake,
GP doesn't have options for those kind of grace notes(ornaments).
Well Thanks for the explanation
I think I will get back to practice then...
I'll try to upload a video of it when I can play it, in a year or so...
You're welcome,looking forward to your take!
Hey Muris. Finally taking the time to learn this godly piece!
However, I think there is an error in video 4. Either you tabbed it wrong and played it right or the other way around. But it could also be me who doesn't quite understand it. (which is very likely )
Well, to my question, heres the tab:
The G on the D-string 17th fret shouldn't be there should it? I mean the one I marked with bold.
Because I simply can't sear/hear you playing it, so please help me.
Oh, sorry, the above post was concerning VIDEO 5, not 4..
Ahh, gosh dang it... Never mind, I figured it out.
Sorry for spamming you lesson.
No problem,it's probably well known GP issue related to grace notes,
glad you figured it out tho
its called "hicaz" maybe if you interested in this... It's so simpleee to me:D naihauhauh im %100 turkish
Awesome,looking forward to your take then!!
ahhh...this lesson has really become a GMC classic !I often peep in just to listen because it sounds so great.
Hey again Muris.
I think theres an error in either the tab or the video. It's in video 7 when you play that hammer-on and pull-off thing in the 2nd section of the tab. It says: 11h-12-12p-11-12p-11, but where the tab says 12p-11, you hammer-on from the 11 fret to the 12 again, so it's two hammer-ons in a row. Which one is correct?
Sorry, the above post was concerning video 6.
Spot on Seagull,tab is fine
while a did small mistake when doing slow version,
it's hammer on and 2 pull-offs,my apology
No need to apologize, I just wanted to make sure I learn it correctly.
what a unique shred!
... Muris, why arent you famous? Your an friggin guitar hero!
Evo reko ti je Almir "You can't play that without a bottle of rakija"
Pozdravi mi Almira!
i love thiss , it sounds alot like the albanian music my dad listens to =], awesome dude
Thanks Eros, cheers.
I listen to this so often that I wanted to ask you if I can get this on mp3! ...great job...I hope some more of this to come!
I saw Marcus Lavendell's take on this lesson Muris, so I had to check it out... AWESOME !
Hey Muris fantastic lesson , my favourite:) , and i see that it's possible to play ;d
Glad you like it,
would love to see/hear some takes on it tho!
i think tabs and videos which ones show how to play, dont match. I got confused. Can anyone help me? ( by the way i am sorry about my english(: )
Indeed, just read whole text provided within lesson
plus older comments, tabs and actual playing do not match
because of GP issue.
jaja so awesome muris
loool i just found a easter egg if you watch the whole lesson then jum back to 44 sec Muris will ne playing in slow motion
Is there anything you can't do on the guitar? woow I hate you why are you so awsome? and why is that every amazing guitar players have awsome names? LOL yngwie malmsteen, kirk hammett, jason becker, MURIS VARAJIC lol