On 20/08/2014 14:07, Monica Hall wrote:
Pardon my ignorance but what exactly is a cavaquinho and how is the Madeiran machete different from it. And where do you get these unlikely instruments from?


Monica

Machete, cavaquinho, tiple, timple...and others and the later ukulele. I think they are all just little guitars with four or five single strings but different tunings, sometimes re-entrant. Perhaps the four-course guitar is a sort of ancestor of them all. The machete is (or was) tuned dgbd (- the same intervals as the top four course of an English guitar).

I got my cavaquinho from ebay, for less than £30.



Stuart





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To: "Vihuelalist" <vihuela@cs.dartmouth.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, August 19, 2014 7:57 PM
Subject: [VIHUELA] a little 19th century tune for machete


For the Madeiran machete but played on a cavaquinho:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4lbGTS2Fqw


Stuart

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