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Learn to Play Greek Bouzouki Online! [video]

BouzoukiWant to learn to play the bouzouki? It’s never to late to start with lessons and now its easier than ever thanks to modern technology and online courses!
This is an amazing resource for Greeks world-wide as well as non-Greeks who might have an interest in traditional Greek music.
The bouzouki is an intricate part of Greek culture. The instrument dates back to Ancient Greece, as the Mantineia marble depicts a lute known as the “pandouris” or “pandourion” which dates back to the 4th century BC. The depiction is of a muse seated on a nearby rock is shown to play a pandouris and the mythical contest between Apollo and Marsyas.
The bouzouki has since become the central instrument to the rebetika genre in Greek music as well as other branches of music.
The courses are offered on According to their website they offer you the chance to “master the bouzouki in 1 year.” You will have the chance to learn the most popular songs from master Greek composers such as Yiannis Papaioannou, Manolis Chiotis, Dimitris Gogos (Bagiaderas) and Giorgos Zampetas.
The site offers courses for all levels of musicians with the option of having background tracks that will give you the effect of playing with your own band for more the advanced and a complete beginners course for those who need to start off slow. All you need is the internet and your bouzouki!
On their site has even put together mini clips of Greek bouzouki incorporating the beautiful landscapes of Greece that you can check out to get yourself pumped for bouzouki lessons!

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