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Despite being synonymous with Greek music, bouzoukis have not been around in Greece all that long. As recently as 1920, they were relatively unknown. They were common in Turkey, though, belonging to a tradition of long neck lute instruments bearing various names such as Saz, Tambour and Bouzouk. Ethnic Greeks living along the west coast of Turkey, particularly around the town of Izmir (Smyrna), absorbed the local musical culture.
Following the 1919-1922 war in Asia Minor and the subsequent exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey, these people fled to Greece. The refugees brought with them the music known as Rembetika and the bouzoukis needed to play it.
The early bouzoukis were Trichordo, with three courses (six strings in three pairs) and were generally tuned to D3/D4 A3 D4. This tuning fits in well with the music of the Middle East, as an open chord is neither major nor minor, allowing great flexibility with the melody. Trichordo bouzoukis are still being made, and are very popular with aficionados of Rembetika.
After the Second World War, Tetrachordo (four-course) bouzoukis started to appear. It is not known who first added the fourth course. Possibly Stefanakis or Anastasios Stathopoulos. The tetrachordo was made popular by Manolis Chiotis.
Bouzoukis in Irish Music
Bouzoukis were introduced into Irish Traditional Music in the 1970s, by Johnny Moynihan and Alec Finn, and popularised by Andy Irvine and Dónal Lunny. Irish music relies less on virtuoso melodies played on double courses, and more on the bass courses, so they got rid of the octave strings which only confuse things and replaced them with pairs tuned to the same note. They used a tuning of G2D3A3D4 or A2D3A3D4, which ironically is closer to the original Greek instrument than modern Greek ones are. The bouzouki is now an important part of the Irish trad scene.
(Το μήνυμα τροποποιήθηκε από τον/ην Μαργιάννα 12 Φεβρουάριος, 2005)