Sources: Bibliography; The Kachamba Brother's Band, A Study of Neo-Traditional Music in Malawi by Gerhard Kubik > Published by University of Zambia, Zambian Papers No. 9.

In Botswana: A unique tuning for guitar be observed by street musicians in Gabrone Botswana can be sourced to Bokete7. Guitars having 4, 5 or 6 strings are generally played. The strings are often from any material that is meta (break cable for example) l and suited for such use. The tuning used here is a modal tuning F x F A C F.

In Malawi: Donald Kachamba made use of altered five string guitar tunings although with a difference by omitting the fifth string.

Sources: Bibliography;
Mande Music published by University of Chicago Press ISBN 0-226-10162-2; Page 289 Transcriptions of alternate tunings for West African Guitar.



African Guitar Tunings
Name Region
Tunings

Botswana
F x F A C F

Mali
G A D G B E

Mali
 

Malawi
C x D G B E
Key G Malawi
G x D G B E























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