Gudastviri

Gudastviri is a Georgian wind instrument very like to European Bagpipe. It is widespread instrument in west region of Georgia - Racha. Gudastviri is used for accompaniment. Mostly recitative songs were performed with its accompaniment in the region of Racha. Gudastviri player’s repertoire mainly consists of historical, epic, satirical, comic, lyrical verses, which are performed as one part songs. These songs are recitatives and it is the text not the melody that plays the basic role in the performance. Usually, men play this instrument.

Tuning of the Rachian gudastviri:

Gudastviri Samples