Rebetiko Guitar

with Theodora Athanassiou

  • Greek
  • Guitar
  • English

Description

This course will acquaint you with the guitar style unique to rebetiko, which rests heavily on the relationship of rhythmic bass with melody and chords. We will focus on rebetiko guitar both as solo and accompaniment instrument.  This course is for students who already play guitar, though not necessarily rebetiko, though a familiarity with the music is helpful. By playing melodies, we will learn rebetiko scales (dromoi) and makam theory. We will investigate ways of harmonizing these scales, as well as the rhythmic patterns used in their accompaniment. We will devote special attention to the bass line, which has three purposes: melody, harmony and rhythm.  At the end of this course, students will have learned exercises for pick technique, melodic and rhythmic exercises on the fretboard, various style-specific solo and accompaniment techniques, a diverse repertoire, an understanding of alternating solo/accompaniment roles, various guitar tunings based on the scales, and the concept of rebetiko improvisation. Repertoire includes compositions from the early rebetiko period (pre-WWII), as well as some post war recordings ('40s and '50s). 

This course includes

  • 16 Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access to Video Recordings
  • Certificate of Completion

Student requirements

  • Instrumental technique: basic
  • Western theory: basic
  • Modal music theory: basic
  • Sight reading: basic
  • Transposition: intermediate
  • Learning by ear: intermediate
  • Composition: any level
  • Improvisation: basic

Day Date Start Finish
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm
Monday January 4, 2020 07:00 pm 09:00 pm

In case a class is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, one or more additional make-up classes will take place at the same time on the same weekdays following the last week of classes.


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