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Indian/Middle Easter styles of music/fusion (Jonas Hellborg) how to?

Discussion in 'General Instruction [BG]' started by The_Ryst, Jul 30, 2005.

  1. How can I begin to learn these things? I"ve heard some clips from Jonas Hellborg/Shawn Lanes "Icon" and that's ILL! I want to learn how to play like that!
  2. quatre03


    Aug 20, 2004
    I'm sure a lot of it is exocit scales and the use of a fretless.
  3. Ah. any in specific? I mean, the eastern style of music is a whole different monster supposedly all western rules go out the window just about.
  4. Futurebass


    Jun 22, 2005
    Get Yusef Lateef's "Compendium of Scales and Melodic Patterns". There are tons of eastern scales in there. Be aware that many of them use microtones so you'll need a fretless.

    That will allow you to make a superficial impression that you are playing eastern inspired music. To actually play eastern music you have to study with a master.
  5. Hmm...any idea where I could meet one of those? lol
  6. Futurebass


    Jun 22, 2005
    Depends on where you live.