Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The Russian Guitar

Apparently, there is a distinctly Russian version of the guitar, as opposed to the six-stringed Spanish guitar with which we all familiar. This Russian instrument, however, has 7 strings and a very different tuning (while a Spanish guitar is usually tuned to E-A-D-G-B-E, a Russian guitar is tuned to a major G chord: D-G-B-D-G-B-D). This tuning allows for a much tighter voicing in chord structure.

Here's a lovely example of a Russian Guitar!

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