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Notations: Mbira dzavadzimu
Notations: Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Notations: Mbila dzamadeza
Notations: Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right)
Notations: Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
Notations: Nyonganyonga / Malimba
Notations: 15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
Notations: Mbira dzaVaNdau
Makers & Players in Rural Mozambique
Learn Mbira dzaVaNdau
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Name of the piece
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Alternative names of the piece.
Type of Piece
Adapted to the Mbira
Unknown / Other
Who created this database entry?
Who created the transcription?
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How was the information obtained?
Who taught, performed or composed the piece?
Physical location or URL
Details about the source. Who were former sources of the piece? When and were was it obtained by them?
Source: Paul Berliner, "The Soul of Mbira", pp.80, 93, 99-102, 104, 105
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Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys)
Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right)
Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera
Nyonganyonga / Malimba
15-key Karimba 'Nyunga Nyunga'
Which type of instrument is this piece for?
Analytic (retain motor pattern)
Analytic (retain octaves)
Analytic (retain pitches)
Analytic (retain playability)
Notation used in the tables below
---- Other Notations
Pitch --> Position
Pitch --> Pitch+Octaves
---- Other Instruments
Pitch --> Mbira dzavadzimu (with extra keys): Pitch
Pitch --> Matepe / Madhebhe / Hera: Pitch.4
Pitch --> Njari: Pitch.1
Pitch --> Njari: Pitch.4
Pitch --> Mbila dzamadeza: Pitch
Pitch --> Mbila dzamadeza: Pitch+Octaves
Pitch --> Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right): Pitch
Pitch --> Mbila dzamadeza (bass on right): Pitch+Octaves
Shift Down 1
Shift Down 2
Shift Down 3
Shift Up 1
Shift Up 2
Shift Up 3
Cycle Down 1
Cycle Down 2
Cycle Down 3
Cycle Up 1
Cycle Up 2
Cycle Up 3
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