Alternate Guitar Tunings (African Continent)
Names
Country
Type Pitch
Tuning

Mali Re-entrant F F A D G B E
Jarabi Mali Re-entrant F F A D G C E
Taara No. 1 Mali

C A D G B E
Taara No. 2 Mali

C G D G C E

Mali
G G A D G B E

Alternate Guitar Tunings (East Africa)
Names
Country
Type Pitch
Tuning
Mi Compise Congo DR. Re-entrant * E A (d) G B E

Congo DR. Re-entrant F F A D G B E
Hauyani Malawi
C
C E G C E G

*

 C C G C E G
  *

 C F G C E G
Espagnol
Zambia
   D A D F# A C#






Alternate Guitar Tunings (Madagascar)
Names Region
Type Pitch
Tuning




C G D G B E




C G D G B D


Open G D G D G B D

References: New Grove Dictionary of Music G to O Vol. 2 by Stanley Sadie, Page 461. Manding Music of West Africa by Eric Charry, University of Chicago Press 2000. Gerhard Kubik; The Kachamba Brother's Band - A Study of Neo-Traditional Music in Malawi by Gerhard Kubik published by Zambian Papers No. 9 1974, University of Zambia. African Music & The Blues by Gerhard Kubik Chicago Press. Theory of African Music Vol. 1 & Vol 2 by Gerhard Kubic Chicago Press.