viola caipira


The viola caipira is a Portuguese folk intrument with ten strings in five courses, popular in Brazil. It appears to be a small guitar with ten light steel strings and is played with the fingers rather than with a plectrum.

 

The viola amarantina and viola braguesa are smaller versions of the same instrument.

 

Traditionally, many tunings are used.

 

Portuguese tunings of the viola caipira:

 

Viola Amarantina and Viola Braguesa standard (Portunguese) tunings are one fourth higher than the viola caipira:

 

Brazilian tunings

 

Boiadeira tuning

 

Rio-abaixo tuning:

 

Many other open tunings are also used.

 

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