Fado and the Portuguese guitar

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Fado and the Portuguese guitar

Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:50 am

We used to have threads on these topics. I think that "Fado" is the Portuguese word for 16-bar blues.

Frances said that the queen of Fado was Amalia:



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Post  pinhedz on Fri Jun 10, 2011 9:51 am

There is reason to believe that this tradition is not dying out (and in this pic you can see much better what the guitar picker is up to):

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:40 am

These instruments have 12 strings, and a very unusual tuning system:

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Post  pinhedz on Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:41 am

Here's a close-up view:

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Dec 23, 2011 8:07 am

Frances posted a post about Amalia Rodrigues on ER a few days ago under a new name, so I said "Hi."

I must have freaked her out, because she hasn't posted since. silent

Sorry Frances, but any time you want to talk fado, we all dig fado.
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Post  Yakima Canutt on Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:44 am

talk about blasting off





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Post  valguest on Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:16 am

"I think that "Fado" is the Portuguese word for 16-bar blues."

Fado predates da bluz

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:33 pm

Unless fado is the oldest blues.

But this might be older--"I been in this ole prison, and my friends won't go my bail ... (lawd, lawd), ...":



"No man in prison can tell his tale true
Lest he himself has known what I’ve been through
In writing song he may comfort renew
I’ve many friends but their gifts are few
They’ll bring dishonor for my ransom’s due
These two long winters past"

"My noble barons and men surely knew
England and Normandy, Gascon and Poitou
Ne’re would I forsake or be untrue
To any friend; noble, commoner too.
I do not mean to reproach what they do,
Yet I remain held fast"
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Post  Yakima Canutt on Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:12 am



"Hyacinthum triviae melius est tortulas"

"Blue trivia is better than biscuits."


1st century Roman expression
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