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Various Artists from Botswana

A community of African country blues masters with a totally original technique. For one thing; the left hand reaches up and over the neck of the guitar, instead of from behind and underneath. Furthermore, although played on six string guitars, they are only stringed with 4 – 3 treble, usually in G, E and D, and one bass. If a bass string is hard to find, it might be substituted by a brake cable. Tuning is achieved by ear – besides, tuning devices is overestimated anyway…

Where did these peculiarities originate? Why did they came about? Nobody knows. That’s how the older musicians did it – that’s how it always used to be done…

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