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 fifth video in the series is Sabah. It has has a minor colour. The fourth note is flat and at a distance of one and a half tones from the fifth. We also notice that the eighth note (octave high tonal) is often flat especially when the musical phrase goes down.
Duration: 11′ 44″
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