These Greek-island tunes were taught by
Georgios Leftheriotis, at the Lark in the Morning music and dance camp, in 2001. It is instructive to note that time signatures can be broken down many different ways, so the 9/8 tune in the list below is not broken down as 3-3-3, but rather as 2-2-2-3.
An introduction to the many lovely scales are heard in traditional Greek music. The most important are highlighted in bold.
Greek Scales and Accompaniment
These tables are a companion to the handout
Georgios Leftheriotis gave us at the Lark in the Morning music and dance camp.They should be useful on their own, as well. They show the names of the scales and the relative importance of each with respect to traditional Greek music (shown as value), in the tables).