Arabian music has a long tradition that reaches back to
before the Roman era. Although the pure classical forms have
mostly faded the unique scale and interval structures have
remained and give the music much of itís modal flavor.
Although this music was traditionally built around a solo
improvisational style, today you will hear a fusion of the
musicís traditional roots with a European influence. The
Arabic scales are based on scales of up to 24 notes.
The various modes of these scales are easily recognizable to
even the untrained ear as Middle Eastern in flavor.