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?
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.
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Subject: [VIHUELA] a little 19th century tune for machete
For the Madeiran machete but played on a cavaquinho:
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