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Bouzouki Lessons from OAIM

A foreign descendant of the guitar, the Bouzouki is quite simply one of the most mesmerising instruments around. Its low-pitch, sharp metallic sound make this finely-stringed instrument a real delight to play. Often seen as the newcomer, its presence delivers an exciting dimension to Irish music. Our 19 Irish Bouzouki lessons are designed with the beginner in mind, before delivering a follow-on course, giving you tools and techniques you need to explore this limitless instrument.

Our talented Irish Bouzouki tutor will simply and expertly guide you to become a competent and established bouzouki musician.

OAIM Bouzouki Courses

Bouzouki Accompaniment #1

The aim of this course is to learn the basics of playing, such as irish bouzouki chords and chord structures, strumming and fingerpicking, counter melody and rhythm. Students will become familiar with the ideas behind traditional Irish music accomp...

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Bouzouki Accompaniment #2

This course has been designed to follow on from Billy's previous course. Titled 'Bouzouki Accompaniment #2', this courses focus will be on six different tunes; rhythm, chordal patterns and counter-melody for each will be examined in-depth.

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OAIM Free Bouzouki Lessons

Lesson 1

Free Lesson 1

Billy introduces the bouzouki basics course and discusses the method he uses for teaching chord shapes. Read More

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Billy Mag Fhloinn

Billy Mag Fhloinn

Billy Mag Fhloinn was born and raised in a musical family in Limerick City. He began playing traditional music in 1996, beginning on the bodhrán. He then progressed onto the bouzouki, after a chance find of an old Greek model…[Read More]