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Greek music for classical guitar

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Clearly written sheet music & tablature for guitar

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Arrangements within Spirit of the Greeks

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

* Example recordings available on the album Spirit of the Greeks

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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). 

Album cover - Greek music for classical

Track Listings

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


Download the album on Amazon

Stream on Spotify

Play on Apple music

Stream on Youtube

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Also available

The Passion of Tango

10 traditional tangos for the classical guitar


Carlos Bonell



"Mark has produced some lovely arrangements of Greek folk music which lift the spirits, inspire the fingers, and are fun to play too"

Tolis Zavaliaris



"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"​

David Buckingham



"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"

Michael Zambetas



"This is a beautiful classical version of my grandfather's song by my friend"

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Commonly asked questions


  • Is Spirit of the Greeks suitable for beginners?

Each song within the book requires a different level of technical proficiency. The study is better suited to the more advanced or professional player

  • Is Spirit of the Greeks written in TAB for non readers?

All the music within the book is written in both TAB and standard notation so that both reading and non reading musicians can enjoy learning

  • Is there supporting music for additional instruments?

Where appropriate the scores within the book indicate supporting chords that can be played on any instrument. Second guitar lines have been included for many on the songs allowing the pieces to be played as guitar duets 

  • How can I learn more about Greek music?

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

  • Why is Greek music good for guitar?

Spirit of the Greeks contains the scores for timeless Geek music that is celebrated by Greek communities worldwide. It offers a refreshing alternative to the traditional classical repertoire and a significant challenge for most guitarists

  • Can I listen to example tracks of the songs?

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. Our hope is to one day be able to share example recordings for all tracks.

  • What other music is available for classical guitar? 

  1. The Passion of Tango - Tango for the classical guitar

  2. Spirit of Christmas - 10 easy Christmas songs for the classical and acoustic guitar

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