Ok big step for me, I have enrolled for singing lessons today. I will have to explain to my coach that If we are to do scales, I may need to change the mode from the major, as it doesn't really resonate for me.
I must investigate as to the mode on which Indian music is based, I do love the Arabic mode as well.
Can any kind soul recommend any reading or places for insight into this? I am unsure as to just how different our musical traditions are.