Wow.Variations on the variations,all neatly tied up at the end.It's complete unto itself but I can still hear string bass,percussion,a lead instrument other than guitar(I'm a guitar player-I can say that,laugh).. Maybe that would spoil it,like adding water to a full glass.
Mark, I like this a lot. I don't know enough about music/world music to know what may have been your influences for the tune yet it's a cool piece.
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In a tuning based on Locrian Mode with bass and middle string and inside melody strings a 4th above the bass string