Leo Eymard plays a viola caipira

By Miche Archetto “The viola caipira (Portuguese for country guitar) is a ten-string, five-course guitar. Unlike most steel-string guitars, its strings are plucked with the fingers of the right hand similarly to the technique used for classical and flamenco guitars, rather than by the use of a plectrum. It is a folk instrument commonly found in Brazil, where it is often simply called viola. Resonator models are also produced.   A large number of tunings are used; open tunings are […]

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