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Standard G/C gurdy-gurdy tunings

From the archives of the hurdy-gurdy mailing list here, Simon Wascher posted a useful summary of the standard G/C hurdy-gurdy tunings:

Drones:

  • G at 98 Hz (corresponds to second lowest string of cello)
  • c at 131 Hz (corresponds to lowest string of viola)
  • g at 196 Hz (corresponds to lowest string of violin)

Trompette

  • c’/d’ at 262/294 Hz (d’ is the second lowest string of the violin)

Chanterelles

  • g’ + g’ at 392Hz