Song – Standard Am

The following song is a standard for Cavaco, it is played at the Am key and consist of only 5 chords, thus making it easy for you to get familiar with the strumming and pressing of the chords altogether:

This song consist of the following chord progression:

Dm / E7 / Am / Am

Dm / G7 / C / C

Dm / E7 / Am Am 

Dm / E7 / Am

0.0.3.3 0.1.0.2 2.2.1.2 2.2.1.2

0.0.3.3 3.0.0.0 2.0.1.22.0.1.2

0.0.3.3 0.1.0.2 2.2.1.2 2.2.1.2

0.0.3.3 0.1.0.2 2.2.1.2 

Once you know these chords by heart, try to play a little bit more with the strumming. Listen to the following example:

We hope these techniques will open the doors for you to start playing songs with your Cavaco. Be sure to practice and rehearse as often as possible. 

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