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Sophie Madeleine & The Cavaquinho - "Big Yellow Taxi" (Joni Mitchell cover)

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Published on Oct 6, 2011

I mentioned I had learnt this song on my cavaquinho the other day, so I thought I'd post a video of it. This video is especially for Ivan, the kind donator of my new cavaquinho! I hope to be able to write a song on it soon - just need some more practice!

Admittedly about 2 tones to high for me, so apologies for the vocals, but such is the way of this song - it has to be played in an open tuning - it meant I would have to tune the cavaquinho down an entire two tones, but that would be sacrilege! This cavaquinho is tuned to D-G-B-D - i.e. an open G major chord.

In case you're wondering why I'm not playing a ukulele - the cavaquinho is the instrument that all ukuleles are descended from! Here is more information - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cavaquinho

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