egyptian guitar scales

Welcome back! Today I wanna show you a few egyptian guitar scales.
The egyptian guitar scale is composed of 7 notes. The structure goes like this:


It’s a great scale that you can play with progressive music, middle eastern music and more. You
can even incorporate this scale in Pop music, I mean we’ve seen Top L.A producers include
middle eastern scales in songs like Candy Shop by 50 Cents or in songs by Christina Aguilera.
It is not uncommon for producers to use this type of scales, as they bring some sort of sexyness
to the composition, so don’t be afraid to use them.
I have prepared for you two awesome sound egyptian guitar scale licks. The first could be used
in a more fusion setting or progressive rock setting. You could play this lick using an alternate
picking technique or a hybrid picking technique. You could also use legato for certain notes if
you feel like, it could bring another texture to the lick. Let’s check it out:


The next lick I wanna show is definitely a challenging one. My suggestion for the following
egyptian guitar lick is to try to use a legato technique as much as you can. For instance, you
could only play the first note of a string and then use a legato technique to play the rest of the
notes. It’s gonna strengthen your hammerons
and pull offs and it will also sound less forced
and less stressed as alternate picking could be too much sometimes. Let check it out:


My suggestion for these licks is to first of all learn the Egyptian scale very well and practice it a
lot. Once you have mastered it and are able to understand its structure and play it all over, go
ahead and practice the licks. It is very important for you to see the Egyptian scale structure
whenever you are playing an egyptian scale lick. Don’t just play it as a lick; play it and
understand what you are playing.
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