Changi Nowadays, Changi is preserved only in one region of Georgia - Svaneti (western mountainous part). Changi is mainly made of softwood. The most popular material is fir, but sometimes pine-tree is used. Changi has 6 or 7 strings or more. It is mostly played by women and is generally used for accompaniment. Solo songs are often accompanied with it. Only one Changi is used while accompanying solo melodies. Nevertheless, combining “Chuniri” and “Changi” into ensemble was quite frequent. Changi is quite popular in Svaneti. According to the sayings, it was often played to comfort a person in his grief.

Tuning of the seven-stringed changi:

Changi Samples