Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Hornbostel Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Croatia & Hungary.
Region: Croatia, Balkans > South Eastern Europe.
Description: The number of strings on a tamburica varies and it may have single or double-coursed strings or a mixture of both. Double-coursed strings are tuned in unison. The basic forms of tamburica are (Serbian and Croatian name is given with Hungarian name in the parenthesis, if different)
|Prim G bisernica||G D A E|
|Prim D bisernica||D A E B|
|Prim E bisernica||E B F# C#|
|Brač or basprim||A E B F#|
|Bugarija I "G"||G D B G|
|Bugarija II "D"||D A F# D|
a) samica – while a solo instrument and not generally part of the tamburica orchestra. Two double strings.