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The following books are available for the 8 string Bouzouki:

Complete Course in Bouzouki - Part 1
Complete Course in Bouzouki - Part 2
Complete Course in Bouzouki - Part 2 Songs CD
Complete Course in Bouzouki - 101 Finger Exercises


Complete Course in Bouzouki – Part 1

 

If you would like to buy this book please select Book Orders in the menu.

This book is written in English and is intended for beginners or for use by teachers. It is an ideal book for those who may wish to teach themselves. The book provides a guide to 42 graded lessons.

 

There are 160 pages printed on high quality 90-100gsm paper bound with plastic coated wire. Front and back covers are protected by clear plastic outer covers.

This book is definitely the best start to learning bouzouki. Contents include:

  •      Music theory

  •      Notes on the bouzouki with photographs

  •      Major scales

  •      Natural Minor scales

  •      Harmonic Minor scales

  •      Melodic Minor scales

  •      Major chords with photographs Click here to view a sample page on Chords

  •      Minor chords with photographs

  •      Finger exercises

  •      Basic technique

  •      Sheet music of 20 easy and popular songs

2 CDs are provided with Part 1.

The first CD includes recordings of 20 easy and popular songs. Each track includes bouzoukis and accompanying instruments playing a song as written in standard music notation in the book. Guitar chords are also included.

         Click to hear sample

 The second CD includes the same tracks as the first CD but without the bouzouki. This allows the bouzouki student to practise the songs with just the accompanying instruments playing along.

 

 


Complete Course in Bouzouki – Part 2

  

 

If you would like to buy this book please select Book Orders in the menu.

This book is also written in English and it is intended for bouzouki students that have completed Part 1 and for the developed bouzouki player who may have a need for further development. Teachers will find this book extremely useful as a teaching aid as it contains much prepared material.

The book is printed on high quality 90-100gsm paper bound with plastic coated wire. Front and back covers are protected by external clear plastic covers. With over 420 pages it would have to be the most comprehensive bouzouki guide ever written. A learning guide is provided in 60 graded lessons.

Also available to order separately is the CD of the 25 songs included in Part 2. These are mp3 files. For each song, there is a full orchestral track, a backing track, and a bouzouki only track (played slower). This CD is not included in Part 2 and may be ordered separately. More info...

       Just have a look at the Laikous dromous included:

 

  • Niavent

  • Hitzaz

  • Rast

  • Ousak

  • Houzam

  • Sambah

  • Hitzazskiar

  • Karchiyiar

  • Sengah

  • Neveser

  • Yiourntin

  • Souzinak

  • Pireotiko

Click here to view sample chapter on Hitzaz

 

A chapter is also included on Ancient Greek scales.

 

What about all the rhythms used in Greek music?

 

Hasapiko                  Sirtaki                  Hasaposerviko             Sirto           Sirto-Tsifteteli                  Tsifteteli

 

Kalamatiano              Zeimbekiko                 Aptaliko               Karsilama       Kamilieriko

 

Sousta                 Tsamiko                      5/8, 6/8, 8/8, 12/8                   Rock

 

       

 

        There is much more!!!

 

  •      Comprehensive guide to developing a TAXIMI and IMPROVISED SOLO. All explained in simple steps.

     

  •      Learn how to play bouzouki harmonies

     

  •      A chapter is provided with diagrams and photographs of chord positions for dominant 7th, diminished, diminished 7th,  augmented and major 7th cords

     

  •      More useful music theory

     

  •      Techniques such as slides, hammering, mordent, open string and many more

     

  •      Finger exercises

     

  •      Sheet music of 25 popular songs in standard music notation. Guitar chords are also shown





Complete Course in Bouzouki – Part 2 Songs CD



This CD contains a folder for each song included in Part 2. Each folder has three mp3 files.
  • Full orchestral track with bouzouki and other instruments
  • Backing track without bouzouki
  • Bouzouki only track played slower

The 25 songs are:


Complete Course in Bouzouki – Finger Exercises


    DVD Included

101 Finger Exercises for the Bouzouki has been prepared to assist the beginner or developing bouzouki player to systematically develop finger strength, agility and endurance. The exercises are divided into five graded levels with Level 1 being the simplest and Level 5 the most difficult. The book includes a DVD which helps the student gain a quick understanding of what each exercise looks and sounds like.

Here are some samples:

Download PDF of Exercise No. 5

Download PDF of Exercise No. 66

Exercise No. 5 Video:

Exercise No. 66 Video:

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