Gye Greene's Thoughts

Gye Greene's Thoughts (w/ apologies to The Smithereens and their similarly-titled album!)

Monday, June 11, 2012

I want a chazy

Saw this on a YouTube clip of David Letterman (see below), and managed to track it down.

It's a chanzy, from Tuva.  I **like** the tone!  (Strumming starts around 1:14.)

According to the online atlas of plucked instruments (near the bottom, so scroll down), the tuning is often tonic-fith-octave, and it's often a fretted instrument (good!).  Usually only the first string is fingered, and the other two strings are used as drones.

I did a web search, and can't seem to find anyone who sells 'em online.

Hmm.  Maybe I'll have to try building one.


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