Bajo Quinto

Name: Bajo Quinto.
Type: Lute > Chordophones.
Tuning: xx / AA / DD / Gg / Cc / Ff
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.322.6
Country: Mexico.
Region: Latin America.

Description: Bajo quinto [in Spanish: “fifth bass”]. Identical in construction and playing to the Bajo Sexto. The bajo quinto is favoured in the southern most states in Mexico namely Oaxaca, Chiapas.


Playing Technique: A plectrum is used often as the strings are quite thick on the bajo-sexto.


Citations: Avetardo, J. T., ed.; Puro Conjunto: An Album in words and Pictures; Center for Mexican American Studies, The University of Texas; Austin, Texas: 2001. 470p. ISBN 0-292-78174-1 Bajos de espiga. Diccionario de la Música Española e Hispanoamericana. Sociedad General de Autores y Editores. Madrid (2002). ISBN 978-84-8048-303-2 Hernandez, Ramon; An Informal History of the Bajo Sexto; in Aventardo, Ch. 12, pp. 127–130. The Texas-Mexican Conjunto Bajo sexto/quinto ;

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