Watch the Lebanese Warrior: 2 online guitar lesson by Tony Smotherman from World Rock Guitar

As we play this track, we're focusing on the way the actual Oud is played. Bending notes on the heavier gauged strings isn't an easy task, but sometimes it's necessary to get the effect. We're staying primarily within the A harmonic minor and Arabic scale within these phrases, and having a mix of different techniques—such as sliding backwards into the notes—can help bring things to life.