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The Art of Mbira Playing4/2022 About sixty mbira dzavazimu transcriptions from Gerd Grupe's book Die Kunst des Mbira-Spiels are now available on SR.
Mbira dzaVaNdau2/2021 With the addition of the nowadays very rare hexatonic mbira dzaVaNdau, SR supports all major Zimbabwean mbira types.
|Currently, 85+ tunings of seven mbira types are available. Instrument Gallery » Explore the wonderful diversity of historical and contemporary scales, and use them for tuning your own instruments. Example tuning »||
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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