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• GLOBAL TUNINGS •

Tunings gathered from around the world – India, Iran, Mali, Turkey, Congo, Ecuador, Hawaii, Madagascar, Papua New Guinea, & further afield:

Ali Farka Touré


G-A-D-G-B-E

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Arabic Oud


E-A-Db-Gb-B-E

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Atta’s C


C-G-E-G-C-E

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Bağlama / Saz


G-G-D-D-A-A

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Carnatic Drone


B-E-B-E-B-E

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Charango


G-G-C-E-A-E

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Haja’s Bb


Bb-F-C-F-Bb-C

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Jack’s Chikari


Ḋ-Ḋ-D-G-B-E

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Malagasy Kabosy


C-G-D-G-B-D

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C Mauna Loa


C-G-C-G-A-E

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Mi-composé


E-A-Ḋ-G-B-E

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Orkney / Tana


C-G-D-G-C-D

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Papuan Four-Key


F-Bb-C-F-A-C

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Rakotomavo


Bb-F-C-G-C-E

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Turkish Oud


E-A-B-E-A-D

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C Wahine / Keola’s C


C-G-D-G-B-E

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Zen Drone / Dulcimeric


D-A-D-A-A-D

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