Interested in learning the Bouzouki?

The Shine School of Music in Barcelona offers Bouzouki Classes with a qualified and experienced Bouzouki teacher. The school provides Bouzouki training for students of all ages and all levels.

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The Shine School of Music in Barcelona offers quality musical training in a professional and relaxed environment.

Intensive Bouzouki Courses and Extensive Bouzouki Courses available in all Bouzouki Styles:

– Classical Bouzouki Lessons
– Folk & Contemporary Bouzouki Lessons

At the Shine School of Music the syllabus is hand-crafted based on each student’s needs, depending on the student’s level, age and the chosen style. Each student is an individual with distinct musical needs and preferences and and we recognise student’s individuality in all aspects of teaching.

All Bouzouki Classes are private (one-on-one) and personalised within the syllabus of the chosen style to suit each individual student.

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The Bouzouki or Buzuki is a type of Greek Lute. It has steel strings and is played with a plectrum producing a sharp metallic “zinging” sound, reminiscent of a mandolin but pitched lower. The long neck is fretted and attached to a round body similar in shape to that of the Arabic Lute and the Turkish Baglama.

The instrument has a long history in Greece, and today the sounds and melody of the Bouzouki are an important and often integral part of Greek pop music. Used most notably in the Greek folk pop music Rebetiko, the chords of the bouzouki are distinctive and recognisable.

There are two types of bouzouki, the Three-course bouzouki (trichordo) and the Four-course bouzouki (tetrachordo) the former having 6 strings and the latter 8. Soloist Manolis Chiotis, introduced a guitar-style tuning for his tetrachordo, and found it better suited to the kind of playing he was famous for. “Today, the tetrachordo is the most common bouzouki used in Greek music, though a few traditionalists still prefer the trichordo, particularly for the older rebetiko style of playing.” source