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Njari11/2020 Most widespread a century ago, today almost vanished, SR supports this polymorphic member of the mbira family as the sixth instrument type.
Analytic mbira notation7/2020 A powerful and expressive tool for analyzing and composing mbira pieces, and transforming their harmonic and rhythmic structure.
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Cosmas Magaya / John Kunaka tuning7/2020 In memory of late mbira master Cosmas Magaya, the sound of his mbira, recorded in Feb. 2020, is now the new default for mbira dzavadzimu playback.
Tuning repositoryCurrently, 60+ tunings of 6 types of mbira are available. Explore the wonderful diversity of historical and contemporary scales, and use them for tuning your own instruments.
Archives accessibleIn 2017, we started a project at the International Library of African Music (ILAM) to make the great variety of mbiras and tunings in the Tracey Instrument Collection, as well as Andrew Tracey's extensive personal archive of transcriptions audible and accessible to the world.
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