Video Lessons

This 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 basic exercises and makes…

In this video Manolis explains the main scales used in Greek popular music, demonstrates the positions of the fingers for each scale on the four string bouzouki and improvises. The modes included…

This video includes -among others- some solo improvisations which as Manolis noted are not really played today in popular Greek clubs because of the way the entertaiment programmes are structured. He…

Contents: Changes in songs from Major to Minor and comments, Reference to Ushak Mode, Italian style of playing on Bouzouki, Plectrum and general technique and practice methods, Old Bouzouki players…

Contents: Reference to the styles of playing of Manolis Hiotis, Yiannis Paleologou, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Kostas Papadopoulos - Comment about 3 and 4-string Bouzouki playing - Comment on the style and development of a Taximi…