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Course Description


This course is a continuation of “Greek Bouzouki Ensemble I,” covering more advanced techniques of Greek music developed during the second half of the 20th century, based on the works of Giorgos Zabetas, Manolis Hiotis, and Christos Nikolopoulos. Through these three recognized composers and performers, students will learn about the path of Greek Rebetiko music towards more popular styles, the development of the 3-string bouzouki to 4-string, virtuoso bouzouki techniques, and the addition of other instruments along with new orchestration methods. The course will cover Greek rhythms, music theory of Greek music, scales, and modes, and overall knowledge of Greek Rebetiko and Greek Contemporary styles. The ensemble welcomes all bouzouki instruments (3-string, 4-string, tzoura, baglama), acoustic guitar, bass guitar, drums, piano, accordion, and vocals. At the end of the course, there will be a recording session and a live performance. Prerequisite for bouzouki students: Completion of “Greek Bouzouki Ensemble I.” No prerequisites for all other instruments. Students are required to bring their instruments with amplifiers if needed. 

 

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Ages 15+
 
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