Glad your taking up the ukulele. This instrument is a sleeper,
been playing it for many years. It can play any musical piece from any culture, in the right hands, I mean the most difficult pieces.
It takes a good 20 years to understand this instrument, I find the ukulele to be the best instrument in the world to learn timing and rythym on. Because of its size it gets you there quickly in "rythyming" which you can't learn from music schools. You find your hands quicker here.
I play the Keyboard, Guitar - (Hawaiian, contemporary, blues Jazz, latin,) love all cultural music. Play the Hawaiian lap top steal guitar, Bass, Auto harp (nice instrument), had a taste of the Mexican Harp, a very awsome instrument, sounds like 10 guitars playing. Love the harmonica.
If you like Hawaiian music, have you heard the Hawaiian slack key guitar ? It is very very pleasant sounds, much of the tunings are in open tunings, makes it much sweeter.
Nice chatting with you Valery.
To my Unknown Portuguese speaking friends to be, I need a translation
please, the term Machette de Braga, Does it mean, the Machette from Braga, Portugal ? and what does Machette mean, does it mean that particular knife, used to cut sugar cane with ?
Any one speaking portugues please respond.
Also anyone from around the city of Braga Portugal preferably a music authority on the Cavaquinho please refer them to me.
Have a few questions to finish my book on the "Origin of the Ukulele".
Hello Valéry and thanks! I forgot to mention that the song is by Antoine Mahaut (1719 - 1785), a Dutch composer :-) I'm playing basso continuo on a Mirecourt style guitar in this recording. Gut strings of course.
The words of the song are in quite hilarious archaïc Dutch.