I got my bouzouki this summer and have played around some with it trying it with ballads, hymns and anything. Then I've mostly played fiddle, but now I'm ready for the real stuff. I have no tutor or so, and I want to play Irish trad music, at the moment only back-up.
What do you suggest I practice (more than chords, obviously)?? I want it to sound Irish... I use ADAD or GDAD tuning (haven't yet decided which). What should I learn? Rhythms, I see there are some patterns on Han Speek's bouzouki page, but someone talked about drones and counter melodies, I'm not sure how to practice that...can anyone give me advice?