Music phrases (licks) are key in using the modes and maqams on the bouzouki. It is one thing to know the notes of the mode and another to use them. For this reason, we are publishing “Phrases on Bouzouki” by the great bouzouki player Manolis Karantinis. It is a superb set of videos featuring key-phrases (licks) in each mode.
In the video, Manolis plays the scale – “abc” notation, solfège – a beautiful improvisation and a smashing set of phrases. The bouzouki was recorded with an AKG 414 microphone by the exceptional sound engineer Athanasios Gikas, at Mythos Studios, Athens.
The ninth video in the series is “Pireotikos”. It is similar to the mode “Hidjaskiar” only that the 4th note of the scale is augmented. Pireotikos is a mode with distinct and special colour. The video contains 11 phrases with variable left-hand finger positions, application of plectrum techniques and a beautiful improvisation.
Duration: 12′ 43″
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