Watch the Lebanese Warrior: 1 online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from World Rock Guitar

Our backing track is composed of a Middle Eastern style percussive loop with a synth drone underneath. This will allow us to improvise more, something this style of music lends itself to. The Middle Eastern sound comes to life quickly by using an Arabic scale and tremolo picking, try listening to a few Oud players to really get the phrasing down.