Watch the Turkish Sands: 1 online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from World Rock Guitar

Turkish music in general can be very simple. Our backing track contains a two chord vamp from A major to G minor, allowing us to play a melody that's a little more intricate. Again, like a lot of these world music melodies, we'll be working linearly across the fretboard. Using rapid hammer-ons and pull-offs as well as half step bends works great in Middle Eastern styles.