Tutorial for irsh bouzouki

Tutorial for irsh bouzouki

Hello folks,

I surch for a bouzouki tutorial. I play also giutar and mandolin.

Anyone out there used:
1. "The Irish Bouzouki" by Niall O’Callanain and Tommy Walsh
2. The Zan Mcleod ‘Learn to play the irish bouzouki’ DVD
3. The Gerry McKee CD-Rom?
and the diffrent between the books

I am from germany and is not possible to get one of this books here to do a look on this books. I also intrested in free lessons or free books in the internet, but I don’t found any stuff.

Sorry for my bad english

Mike

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The Zan McLeod DVD is very good if you come t terms with Zan’s bouncing eyebrows - seriously though it is a good tutorial with some great playing on it. He plays in GDAD on it.

Done a quick web search and this site has lots of chord diagrams:
http://chordlist.brian-amberg.de/en/bouzouki/

Jean Banwarth’s site is great for tabs of tunes and all sorts and is really well put together in English and French (no German though):
http://banwarth.free.fr/engbouz.htm

Good luck. I don’t play mine as much as I should but hopefully will start back on it soon.

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Here’s another one that’s pretty okay… sort of.
http://www.banjolin.co.uk/bouzouki/bouzoukipage.htm

Another good book is one by John McGann called (I think) Octave Mandolin/Bouzouki. It’s really more for OM, the tuning is almost exculively GDAE, but it’s still a great book for melody playing or accompaniment, and there are e few accompaniment parts for GDAD. Hope some of these posts help you in your quest!

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Gerry McKee’s tutorial is great for a GDAE player, although he does not play GDAD himself, he does refer to it. Zan McLeod’s is better for GDAD, it depends on your preferred tuning.

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Keep your eyes open for this, looks interesting. I’m a member of the cittern yahoo group (something you might want to check in to… it includes all the double strung family instruments).

"Good morning folks,

I’ve taken a domain name called cittern cafe in order to put up an
interactive site dedicated to the cittern - which means anything from
the renaissance instrument and before to Irish bouzouki, (CBOM) etc..
This means on-line lessons, discussion, pix, mp3s, videos, tabs,
whatever members want. It will take a while to get it on-line, but
any and all ideas are welcome now."

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"The Irish Bouzouki" by Niall O’Callanain and Tommy Walsh is pretty much useless as a tutor, with little or no explantion and analysis of the playing styles of the musicians featured. The CD is good though and the book has tunes and chords so that’s some use.

Gerry McKee’s is good for getting started but is really about chord-based strumming with the odd bass run etc. It is GDAE but cones with GDAD chords and can be played with either.

Zan McCloud’s is the best in my opinion. It concentrates on flatpicking styles (it has some strumming and covers - horror - syncopation!) and shows why GDAD works well with ITM. It has the tunes notated and TAB making it possible to have a good pike at what he’s up to. All that and Billy McComisky on accordian - result!

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This is a very interesting bouzouki blog!

http://www.irish-bouzouki.blogspot.com/

It has also a good list of relevant links.
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Here are some video lessons:

http://cbom.free.fr/lessons.htm

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There’s also a DVD by Tim O’Brien:

http://www.musicroom.com/se/ID_No/058496/details.html

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Cheers

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Hello at all

many thanks for the tips. some sites I knew but it is very intrested to look at the new sites.
I think I prefer the tutorial from Zan Mcleod ‘Learn to play the irish bouzouki. Because my favourite tune is GDAD and I like the playing style from Andy Irvine. I saw him 1987 in germany.
I have one problem. It is not easy to get this tutorial in germany. I need a adress and it is possible to get this book by second hand?

Mike

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You can order it directly from Homespun Tapes

http://www.homespuntapes.com

But please note that it is not a book - it is a DVD and you watch it on a DVD player. You might be able to get it 2nd hand but I don’t know where.

Good luck

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You would need to make sure that the DVD they sent you worked in your DVD region.

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That’s the reason why I want to buy it second hand.

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WHOA! Thanks drunkenviking! Those first two links you put up are new to me.

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My pleasure MartySmith!

I have just ordered a copy of the John McGann book after your recomendation, so I guess we’re even.. ;)

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Even Steven, eh? McGann’s book is GREAT, but I had to buy two instruments so I could use both Zan McLeod’s and John McGann’s tutorials (I hate retuning). *moaning and groaning*
Oh the hardships of the musician’s life. ;-)

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Hi there!
I’ve finally got my new Trinity College OM, and I’m very happy because it’s a very good instrument for beginners.
I’d like to buy the Bouzouki tutorial CD-Rom of Gerry McKee (I’m playing in GDAE), but it seems to be impossible to find it on the net.
Does anybody knows where I can get it, or have it and want to sell it as a second hand?
All the best
Chris

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I too am looking for Gerry Mckees bouzouki cd/tutor.
If anyone has one they no longer want I’d be glad to buy it if you wish to sell.
Thanking you.