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Beginner Level | Kithara of the Golden Age 102

Ancient Kithara: The Next Level

It’s time to advance your ancient kithara playing by further improving your movable crossbar technique, your chords’ playing, and your arpeggios. You are going to learn five more ancient Greek melodies that survives until today, plus adding various advanced exercises to your repertoire to elevate your ancient kithara playing to a higher level.

This course is for intermediate players, and it is highly recommended to first complete the course Kithara of the Golden Age 101 along with all the intermediate core lessons available also by the LyreAcademy.

At the end of the course you will know how to...

  • Benefit your kithara playing using a movable crossbar. 
  • Combine chords with arpeggios.
  • Play ancient Greek melody "Dodekasimos".
  • Play ancient Greek melody "Allos Dodekasimos".
  • Play ancient Greek melody "Oktasimos".
  • Play ancient Greek melody "Dekasimos".
  • Play ancient Greek melody "Schema Music Antique".

* Do you own a kithara with more strings? The course can be done by students with kithara with more than 7 strings. A simple and step-by-step video is available to prepare your kithara for the courses!

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Lesson 1 : How to advance your kithara playing with a movable crossbar

In this lesson, we will explore new possibilities by using the advanced spring mechanism of our ancient kithara. How can a movable crossbar benefit our playing? What are the "extra sounds" we can produce?

Plus: Exercise for kithara players

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Lesson 2 : How to play chords and arpeggios

Let's find out how we can play chords using the ancient muting technique, along with arpeggios! We will also learn how to apply progressions of major and minor chords. 

Plus: Exercise for kithara players

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Lesson 3 : How to play "Dodekasimos" (n.10)

It's time to add an ancient melody to your music repertoire! In this lesson, we will learn (step by step) an original ancient melody that survives today, the one called "Dodekasimos n. 10".

Plus: Music sheet for ancient kithara

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Lesson 4 : How to play "Dodekasimos" (n.11-12)

Ready to add another ancient melody for your repertoire as a kithara player? Let's learn together how to play "Dodekasimos n. 11-12", step by step.  

Plus: Music sheet for ancient kithara

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Lesson 5 : How to play "Allos Dodekasimos"

It's time to move one step further by applying the technique of harmonics to our kithara playing. What's more, we are going to tune our instrument to a different ancient mode, in order to learn how to play another ancient melody called "Allos Dodekasimos". 

Plus: Music sheet for ancient kithara

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Lesson 6 : How to play "Oktasimos - Dekasimos"

In this lesson, we will learn how to play the original ancient melody called "Oktasimos - Dekasimos", along with a variation of it using chords. 

Plus: Music sheet for ancient kithara

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Lesson 7 : Learn how to play "Schema Musica Antique"

It's time now to combine all the playing techniques we practiced in this course, and also add signing to our kithara playing! We will learn how to play the ancient melody "Schema Musica Antique", what are the lyrics, and how to accompany a voice with chords! 

Plus: Music sheet for ancient kithara

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  • Full access for 3 months for just $99.
  • Crystal clear sound.
  • Fast loading HD videos for each lesson.
  • Lesson notes with extras.
  • Music scores for kithara.
  • $29/month if you want to extend your access.

Who is your Instructor?

Lina Palera is a world-renowned lyre player and a charismatic teacher with more than a decade of experience in music schools and educational institutions in the United Kingdom, Greece and abroad, working with adults and children too. She travels a lot for live performances at museums, festivals, conferences and other venues. 

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