Balalaika playing video
Adventures with 'other' instruments...
I enjoyed the video. I learned a few chords on mine years ago, but now I tune it to CEA like a 3 string ukulele. Lots of fun.
Here’s a link to me playing Snowdrop on it:
I've always seen CBG's and CBU's tuned in fourths. You can tune ukes and guitars in fifths but it is rare. Tenor guitars are probably tuned in fifths most of the time.
I’ve been looking at three string cigar box guitars and most seem to be tuned as GDG, or similar tuning. Often played with a slide. Check out https://www.cigarboxguitar.com/knowledge-base/5565/
So, I am now on my third ukulele... Apparently Ukulele Acquisition Disorder is as much of a thing as DAD. I now have a Fluke style concert, my original Kala CEM and a Kala tenor. Can play some chords now but strumming still a bit of a challenge. I was a slow learner on the dulcimer and will undoubtably be so on the ukulele as well.
I have several ukuleles. My favorite is the Fluke. Also have a Flea and Firefly (banjo uke) which are great. Another favorite uke I bought for $30 on a beach in Italy. It has a great sound.
I have a Balalaika which I play occasionally. I tune mine like a 3 string ukulele CEA and often play clawhammer style. The high metal string rings and can give a good drone sound. Great fun.