The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #70452   Message #1202678
Posted By: Pete_Standing
08-Jun-04 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Bouzouki playing styles
Subject: RE: Bouzouki playing styles
Tuned GDAD, I find I'm able to play chords and melody intertwined. This can be done either by adding extra fingers as a progressive pattern to a chord to expose the melody, or by letting the strings of a chord ring and then playing the melody over the top. Works reasonably well for keys of D G and A, and others too when a capo is used, but I tend not to use a capo because my instrument rings best without one. D and G seem to be very folk friendly keys for sessions and for singing.