scordatura

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the Italian scordatura discord

Noun[edit]

scordatura (uncountable)

  1. cross-tuning; a system of tuning a musical instrument to pitches other than the accepted standard, for example, tuning one or more strings of a violin to pitches other than the commonly accepted GDAE.

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

scordatura f (plural scordature)

  1. discord
  2. (music) scordatura