Sunday, February 21, 2010


Cavaquinho is a brazilian instrument very used in Samba and Pagode genres. Cavaquinho is an instrument with 4 chords tuned in re-si-sol-re, re-si-sol-sol, mi-do#-la-la mi-re-si-sol and re-la-si-mi (a very unique combination used in Portugal). It has a very high pitched sound and that is it's beauty. The Cavaquinho is used in Mozambique, Portugal and Brazil.

My desire to learn the Cavaquinho is big. It is a very fun instrument because ou pick fast and the sound is "cool"

Example of a Ukulele:

Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole

Example of a Cavaquinho:

Cover of Fui - Exaltasamba

and if you want to see a cute boy playing the ukulele:

Im Yours cover - Jason Mraz

1 comment:

Alisha Stafford Feitosa said...

Fun post and videos. I liked all of the songs. Is the cavaquinho difficult to learn if you already know how to play the guitar?