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Questions tagged [balalaika]

For any question related to Balalaika: technique, construction, etc.

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Balalaika strummed by finger or thumb?

I bought myself a balalaika and started to play with it. As I watched my first video here: it tells that I have to use my index finger for stroking it. But that is ...
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Why piezo pickup pickups too much noise from left hand sliding up/down the fret?

Why piezo pickup picks up so much noise from, e.g., the left hand sliding up/down the neck? The sound is picked up from balalaika-prima. I am using the simplest piezo pickup which is placed on the ...
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Balalaika Fingering Standards

I have noticed that many players construct chords on the balalaika using the thumb, however the neck is quite narrow and even a small hand can manage to extend fingers across the fret board. As a new ...