The last in the series of Machete tabs adapted from the Cabral manuscript. You can read the full story in the past posts:
But if you want a quick refresher here are the main points:
- The machete is the Madeiran forerunner of the ukulele.
- It’s tuned D, G, B, D and octave higher than the baritone with the E string tuned down a tone.
- You can tune the A string of the uke down to G, play the tabs as they’re written and they’ll usually sound good.
This one is slightly different in that it’s a duet. The tab at the top shows both parts together. If you want them separate, here you go:
Both parts transfer very well to ukulele. Together they sound like this:
These pieces with arrangements by Manuel Joaquim Monteiro Cabral; and tab and audio by http://ukulelehunt.com are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.