History of Bouzouki

Bouzouki Roots

Bouzouki Roots The bouzouki belongs to a family of long neck lute instruments such as Saz, Tanbur and Bouzouk. The name “Bouzouki” is believed to derive from “Bozuk” which means “broken”, possibly referring to the alteration of the tuning of this instrument from the Anatolian/ Central Asian. The bouzoukiis roots extend back to the long-necked …

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History Of Bouzouki

Bouzouki History In Ancient Greece, this instrument was known as the “pandouris” or “pandourion”, also called the “trichordo” because it had three strings; it was the first fretted instrument known, forerunner of the various families of lutes worldwide. The source of our knowledge about this instrument is the Mantineia marble (4th century BC, now exhibited …

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