The cavaquinho (pronounced [kɐvɐˈkiɲu] in Portuguese) is a small Portuguese string instrument in the European guitar family, with four wire or gut strings. More broadly, cavaquinho is the name of a four-stringed subdivision of the lute family of instruments. A cavaquinho player is called a cavaquista.
From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia The cavaquinho (pronounced [kavɐˈkiɲu] in Portuguese) is a small string instrument of the European guitar family with four wire or gut strings. Its standard tuning is D, G, B, D.
O cavaquinho (pai de outros modelos como a braguinha, braga, machete, machetinho ou machete-de-braga) é um instrumento da família dos cordofones originário do minho, norte de Portugal, que mais tarde foi amplamente introduzido na cultura popular de Braga pelos nobres biscainhos e de onde foi depois levado para outras paragens como Brasil, Cabo Verde, Moçambique, Havaí e Madeira.
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cavaquinho (plural cavaquinhos) A small guitar - string instrument of Brazilian origin, with four wire or gut strings, played with a plectrum.
The cavaquinho started its long journey around the world in Portugal. Not only because of its small size it was a perfect travel companion of many sailors and globetrotters. The cavaquinho travelled via Madeira, the Azores, the Cape Verde Islands allt the way to Brazil and also to Hawaii where it became the Ukelele.
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