Q&A Interview

Dear friends, We are happy to present you with a newly published, Q & A short interview, by Manolis Karantinis. You can find it at the top our new FB page “Music Phrase”. We created “Music Phrase” to publish video lessons, interviews and other features by…

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Phrases on Bouzouki

We are delighted to release the new series: "Phrases on Bouzouki", our best ever material by the great Manolis Karantinis. The series features key phrases on the four string bouzouki on all modes covered in previous releases. Phrases are vital for bouzouki playing....

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Den Thelo Pia na Ksanarthis

Dear friends, About an hour ago, or so, we noticed that Manolis uploaded on his Facebook page a video from a few years back. Generally speaking we don't like these videos, but this one is exceptionally good for two reasons: a) The singer is none other than Mary Linda,...

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New Website

Dear friends, Our website had not changed much -not at all actually- since 2012. There were also some issues with the emails (sometimes they would not arrive at all), so we decided to bite the bullet, do a major re-design and replace the e-commerce platform, too. We...

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Introduction to Bouzouki

Dear friends, You can now acquire one more video from karantinis.com It is a beginner's lesson on bouzouki where Manolis shows how to hold the bouzouki and the plectrum and how to use the plectrum. He also, shows some demo exercises and makes a very simple...

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Bouzouki Scales

Dear Friends, In June we filmed Manolis, in Athens, making an extensive analysis on bouzouki playing. In this video he explains the main scales used in Greek popular music, demonstrates the positions of the fingers for each scale on the four string bouzouki and...

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