In February 2012 Manolis Karantinis gave an evening seminar on the bouzouki in London, UK. The seminar is available on this website in two main parts.
In June 2013 we filmed Manolis again in Athens making an extensive analysis on bouzouki playing. The material of this recording was long enough to create two videos: Introduction to Bouzouki and Modes, Chords & Improvisations.
In May 2020, amid the Covid-19 crisis we managed whilst maintaining social distancing and taking all precautions, to get Manolis in a studio. We filmed a series of videos that feature key phrases on the four string bouzouki on all modes covered in previous releases. The recording was done by Athanasios Gikas, at Mythos Studios, Athens.
The production was done by a small team of musicians and technicians, in London initially and Later in Athens, who thought that this work is worth becoming available online. Just Manolis himself, his bouzouki and the guys who worked with him. The first videos, in London, where done with whatever equipment we could get our hands on. Later on we had access to better equipment so we used it to get the best result we could We hope you will appreciate the value of these videos.
Generally speaking this material is rare and valuable. If we produce updated versions of the same material, we will make it available to whoever has already bought the current versions. We kindly ask you to avoid the illegal reproduction of these videos. The revenue from the sales goes directly to Manolis and to the team who worked to make the whole thing possible. There is no big corporation behind this material.