spirit of the greeks
Greek music for classical guitar
Clearly written sheet music & tablature for guitar
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To Zeibekiko Tis Evdokias - Manos Loizos
Misirlou - Traditional*
Never On Sunday - Manos Hatzidakis*
Xekina Mia Psaropoula - Dimitris Gogos*
Kaimos - Mikis Theodorakis *
Zorba's Dance - Mikis Theodorakis*
Bouzouki Mou Diplochordo - Markos Vamvakaris*
Frangosyriani - Markos Vamvakaris*
Siko Horepse Sirtaki - Georgos Zambetas*
Pou Nai Tha Chronia - Stavros Kougioumtzis
Author and arranger - Mark Hussey
Spirit of the Greeks
In celebration of Greek music and culture, this book is a first of its kind. A publication that has been granted a licence to publish ten specially arranged songs for classical guitar deeply embedded in Greek culture. Following the population exchange of 1923 between Greece and Turkey, Greek music began to develop in new directions primed by the newly arrived immigrants. Over subsequent years, changes in instrumentation, censorship and fusion with native music forms led to what today we identify as Greek music.
'Spirit of the Greeks' includes a brief account of the Important driving forces that led to the birth of modern Greek music followed by sheet music and tablature to the songs listed for classical guitar.
Mark can be heard demonstrating these arrangements on the album 'Spirit of the Greeks' also available on Amazon, Spotify and Apple (see below).
"Mark has produced some lovely arrangements of Greek folk music which lift the spirits, inspire the fingers, and are fun to play too"
Misirlou - Traditional
Never On Sunday - Manos Hatzidakis
Xekina Mia Psaropoula - Dimitris Gogos
Kaimos - Mikis Theodorakis
Zeibekiko Gia Kithára - Mark Hussey
Zorba's Dance - Mikis Theodorakis
Bouzouki Mou Diplochordo - Markos Vamvakaris
Frangosyriani - Markos Vamvakaris
Siko Horepse Sirtaki - Georgos Zambetas
Anatolikos Horos (Anatolian Dance) - Mark Hussey
"Mark Hussey is a well-known classical guitarist amongst the UK’s guitarist community, and he has won the rank of one of the foremost solo guitar players around, with his unique talent, performance and arranging skills. With this book he nostalgically takes us Greeks back to our roots, with a selection of pieces from a well-known Greek repertoire, arranged as solo pieces for both the classical and the acoustic guitar. I will use this book as a handbook for my future solo performances"
"This is a beautiful classical version of my grandfather's song by my friend"
"He really captures everything that is special about Greek music in these wonderful arrangements. Clearly notated and well presented, this book serves as an invaluable addition to the library of any guitarist wishing to explore this genre"
Q) Is the book written in TAB for non readers?
A) All the music within the book is written in both TAB and standard notation so that both reading and non reading musicians can enjoy.
Q) Can I play the music on electric guitar?
A) Yes you can, but it will be more challenging to play. The music has been specially arranged with classical and acoustic guitar in mind.
Q) Is there supporting music for a second guitars
A) Where appropriate the scores within the book indicate supporting chords that can be played on any instrument . Specific second guitar lines have been included for many on the songs allowing the pieces to be played as duets
Q) Is the book suitable for beginners?
A) Each song within the book requires a different level of technical proficiency. The book is better suited to the more advanced or professional player
Q) How can I learn more about Greek music?
A) This site will be updated as more learning material becomes available. Until then you will be able to enjoy and learn a brief history of Greek music within the book itself. As well as sheet music, it offers a brief history of Greek music and the authors personal relationship with it
Q) Why is Greek music good for guitar?
A) Spirit of the Greeks contains the scores for timeless Geek music that is adored by Greek communities worldwide. It offers a refreshing alternative to the traditional classical repertoire and a significant challenge on many fronts
Q) Can I listen to example tracks of the songs?
A) For all but two of the songs in the book example recordings are available to enjoy on Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon and all other streaming platforms
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