Who plays the bouzouki?
George Soffos, playing his beloved bouzouki at age 17 in Atlanta, performed in cities across America and Greece.
Is bouzouki hard to learn?
Bouzouki is a rather easy instument to play, provided that you have a basic knowledge of guitar playing, as its 4 double strings are the same with 4 of the guitar’s. However, if it is your first attempt to play an instrument, you may find it difficult, as its strings are made of wire and are pretty hard.
Is Irish bouzouki the same as octave mandolin?
The ‘Irish’ Bouzouki has a brighter more open sound, and is easier to hold. The scale length is now generally a little shorter than Greek bouzoukis, and the distinction between Bouzouki and Octave Mandola (also known in America as Octave Mandolin) has become blurred, as the neck length is the only difference.
Is the bouzouki Irish?
The bouzouki is a relative newcomer to Irish music having been imported from the Greek tradition during the 1960s. The bouzouki is seldom used as a melody instrument and has thus found its place in the accompaniment section of Irish traditional music.
How did the bouzouki come to Ireland?
The Irish bouzouki (Irish: búsúcaí) is an adaptation of the Greek bouzouki (Greek: μπουζούκι). The newer Greek tetrachordo bouzouki (4 courses of strings) was introduced into Irish traditional music in the mid-1960s by Johnny Moynihan of the folk group Sweeney’s Men.
Can you tune an Irish bouzouki like A mandolin?
The bouzouki can be strung in unison like the mandolin or the bass strings can be tuned in octaves like a 12 string guitar. That is just personal choice.
Does A bouzouki play like A mandolin?
Bouzouki is a long-necked plucked lute that emanated from Greece in 1950. The instrument has a round wooden body that appears more like a mandolin comprising metal strings organized in three to four double courses over the fingerboard with frets.