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Learn to Play “The Mediterranean Breeze” by Okan Ersan with on-screen TABS

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Okan Ersan is professional guitarist from Cyprus influenced by the melodies of the east ethnic beats and roots of the oriental Mediterranean. Today, he has prepared a playthrough video for you to discover some really nice exotic scales.

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(click on the image to download the Guitar Pro tab excerpt)

About the piece

“Hi there,

Here is one of my favourites from the album “A Reborn Journey”. I am sure the video and the below details will give you an idea about my approach.

The Mediterranean Breeze is a mixture of western harmony & rhythms and Mediterranean melodies. The common 9/8 rhythms of Mediterranean melodies are creating a polyrhythm on the Section B and combined with 4/4 time signature. Whammy Bar is used to add an exotic style to the melodies by using the microtones.

Let’s break down the different parts of the piece:

    • Section A” – A Dorian scale over 4/4 rhythm and time to time Bluenote (Eb) is used.
      A Dorian scale: A B C D E F# G A (Contains chromatic approach with G# and C#)
    • Section B” – A Dorian #4 scale over 9/8 rhythm.
      A Dorian #4 scale: A B C D# E F# G A (IV Harmonic minor 4th mode).
    • Bar 40-41 and 79-80 – A Superlocrian Scale (Mel min 7th mode)
      A Superlocrian scale: A Bb C Db Eb F G A

Wishing you a colorful practice routine!”

– Okan Ersan

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2 comments
  1. LennyB. - October 30, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Love the solo on the Panzerballett version!! is there any playthrough of it / or at least of the scales used? (I guess it was improvised for the major part? )
    all the best!

  2. adrien - November 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Thanks Lenny! I think you can ask Okan directly on his Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/OkanErsan. Cheers!

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