Bvure has three main types of tuning. The first is the Nyamaropa tuning. This tuning contains the notes C, B, A, G, E, F and D. The E, F, and D of the Nyamaropa tuning are put in a category of Dambatsoko. The second is the Gandanga (minor) tuning. Each artist uses this tuning differently, but often sounds similar to the Mavembe tuning. This tuning contains C, B, A, G, E, F and D as well.
And next comes the Dongonda tuning, which is said to have originated with the Kore Kore tribe in Mt. Darwin, north of Harare. With this tuning, the keys played with the right hand are tuned especially low. This makes the instrument sounds as if it is being played by more than one person. It is especially interesting when combined with an ensemble of Kushaura and Kutinira. Bvure is said to be suitable for the keys from A to B.
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