Learn to play the Bouzouki - Greek Bouzouki Lessons
What you'll learn
- Play the Greek bouzouki
- Understanding basic music theory
- Play Greek instrumentals and songs on the bouzouki
- Know 72 positions of chords on the bouzouki
- Know the Greek scales and rhythms
- You will need a Greek bouzouki and a plectrum
In these lessons we will start from the basics and learn the parts of the bouzouki, how to hold the bouzouki and the plectrum, tuning the bouzouki and start to learn the music theory which is the basic thing you need for being a musician. In music theory section there are video presentations that teach you all from the start. On the next section there are exercises to practice and improve your fingers and hands movements. After you practice the exercises for a while the next section you will learn how to play instrumentals and Greek songs on bouzouki include the Greek famous instrumental "Zeibekiko Tis Evdokias" written by the composer Manos Loizos, the instrumental "O Horos Tou Sakena" and instrumental version of the song "Siko Horepse Koukli Mou". Each song include normal and slow speed video. We also will have introduction to chords with 72 positions of chords on the bouzouki, major and minor chords. The next sections include the Greek scales and the Greek rhythms. This course contain all what you need to learn to play the Greek bouzouki.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who want to start to learn to play the Greek bouzouki
- No need any knowledge or previous experience
Yossi Aharon is a musician and virtuoso Greek bouzouki player from Israel. He began his musical education at age of 3 and learned to play on bouzouki, lute, violin and piano. He showed talent and loved to play classical melodies of popular composers.
During a visit in Greece, he master to learn to play the bouzouki. He was influenced by Greek culture and developed a deep affinity for Greek music and Rebetiko. In Israel, he began teaching the instrument. In 2009 he published the book “Kessem Ha'bouzouki" (“The Magic of Bouzouki"), a comprehensive Greek bouzouki method book in Hebrew include Greek musical scales.
His great passion for Greek music and constant visits to Greece caused him to abandon his profession to spend his time in music. In August 2012, he released the album “Melodies From The Heart", a Greek bouzouki instrumentals album.
Today, Yossi Aharon is considered one of the best bouzouki players in Israel and the world and gained recognition abroad the country. He belongs to the old generation of musicians who performing the initial improvisation "Taximi" in inspiration of the moment. Multi-instrumentalist who play professionally in several musical instruments include Greek bouzouki, oriental keyboard and Oud.