One piece from Alex Siniavski compact disk titled Barynya
Russian folk songs, has been selected for a Compact
Disk "Balalaika. Compilation of Russian Classic
Folklore" released by Helicon Records
(www.helicon.co.il) in Israel. On that CD Alex
Siniavski is featured with such famous Russian groups
and soloists as Andreyev Imperial Russian Orchestra,
Boris Christoff, The Choir of the Don Cossacks of
Russia, Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra, Soviet
Army Chorus and Band, The Terem Quartet, Twice
Red-Banner Academical Singing and Dancing Ensemble Of
Russian Army and other world famous balalaika
performers and orchestras.
On THE BALALAIKA TUTORIAL DVD released in March of
2005 famous balalaika virtuoso Alex Siniavski shares his extensive
knowledge of the balalaika playing. This is one hour
DVD which divided into 12 lessons. There are no
commersial messages, pointless introductions, history
of the Balalaika or a repertoire section on this DVD.
THE BALALAIKA TUTORIAL ON DVD provides a learner with
illustrative video examples of all balalaika playing
techniques such as strumming, rolls, pizzicato, double
pizzicato, vibrato and shows correct hands positions.
There are many books that will promise to teach you
play balalaika, but none of those books will let you
see how real professional balalaika players actually
handle the three strings of Russian folk guitar also
known as balalaika. BALALAIKA TUTORIAL ON DVD is
simply the best way to learn how to play balalaika.
1. Introduction 2. Tuning 3. Strumming 4. Thumb Pizzicato 5. Pizzicato Vibrato 6. Double Pizzicato 7. Single Pizzicato 8. Tremolo 9. The Rolls 10. Left Hand Position 11. Learning a Song 12. Scales 13. Basic Chords 14. The Folk Balalaika