Viola De Arame

Name: Viola De Arame.
Type: Chordophones > Composite > Lutes.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Tuning: G / D / G / B / D
Country: Madeira, Portugal.
Region: Iberian Peninsula & Western Europe.

Description: The Viola de arame [literal translation, wire guitar] is a stringed musical instrument from the Portuguese island of Madeira.

Tuning: It has 9 strings in 5 courses G3 G2 / D3 D2 / G3 G3 / B3 / D3 D3. Similar to the Open G tuning G / B / D / G / B / D on guitar when the instrument is played.

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