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 demonstration of the notes on the fret-board. We believe that this video can be a helpful tool for children, for beginners or for more advanced performers who want to compare their technique with that of Manolis. Overall, the information is very basic, but still you can take advantage of the very low price of the video; only £4 British Sterling (around 5 Euros).

With best regards,
The karantinis.com team

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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 improvises.

Although this video is much longer than the previous ones, we would to keep make it more affordable and accessible to the public. Therefore we priced It at £21, a fairly reasonable amount for such a valuable source of learning bouzouki.

Please bear in mind that similarly to the previous parts, this video is also not subtitled yet. However, because of its richness in playing we think it can still be of valuable use to non-Greek speakers.

We hope you enjoy it!
Best regards,
the karantinis.com team

CONTENTS

  1. C Major
  2. C Houzam
  3. C Rast
  4. C Segniah
  5. C Pireotikos
  6. C Hidjaz
  7. C Hidjaskiar
  8. A Minor
  9. A Niavent
  10. A Harmonic Minor
  11. A Kiournti
  12. A Oussak
  13. A Sabah
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Dear Friends,

We have decided to publish the Second Part of the seminar in two sub-sections of £5 each, so that we can make it more affordable and accessible to the public.
Please bear in mind that similarly to the first part, the second part is also not subtitled yet.
However, because of its richness in playing we think it can still be of valuable use to non-Greek speakers.

We hope you enjoy it!
Best regards,
the Karantinis.com team
Section 1

  1. Changes in songs from Major to Minor and comments
  2. Reference to Ushak Mode
  3. Italian style of playing on Bouzouki
  4. Plectrum and general technique and practice methods!
  5. Old Bouzouki players as points of reference
  6. Particular reference to Giorgos Zambetas

Section 2

  1. Reference to the styles of playing of Manolis Hiotis, Yiannis Paleologou, Vassilis Tsitsanis, Kostas Papadopoulos
  2. Comment about 3 and 4-string Bouzouki playing
  3. Comment on the style and development of a Taximi
  4. Thoughts on the general approach to Bouzouki playing
  5. Story of Karantinis Performing with Vassilas and Paleologou
  6. Quick reference to other performers
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We launched the website a bit over 24 hours ago and we already had our first visitors. We even had our first sales of the 1st part.

Thank you for your response; we hope you will appreciate the video.

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