How do I get familiar with the Cuatro?

Learning how to play a musical instrument can be as complicated or as simple as we like. It all depends how far it is that you would like to come. Some persons wish to learn some accompaniment songs, some chords and the ability to jam along. Others reach for the stars and try to become the next Cheo Hurtado (don’t worry…we’ll get to who this person is in a moment). Either option is possible with enough dedication, perseverance and joy. We here at TuCuatro wish to be a part of that and are here to give you the necessary materials to help you achieve your musical goals. Each instrument opens up a wide world which needs to be understood as playing methods differ just like learning methods.

Exploring the musical instrument involves exploring:

These are some of the questions we will be answering during this lesson as you are now a member of the Cuatro community….congratulations!

With the technology available now, we are able to offer you a wide range of methods how you can best learn and retain information. Not only this, we realize the importance of being able to play songs and will introduce you to this world to compliment the skills necessary to play.

Get a feel for the Instrument!

Know your Instrument!

Know what you can do with your Instrument!

Ukulele Basics

If you have ever dreamt of playing the Ukulele, this is the perfect course to start!

We have created 5 lessons with the very basics to learn how to strum and how to play 3 simple chords. We will guide you with some easy steps so you can repeat these chords and get to practice some simple exercises with your own Ukulele.

Introduction to the Cuatro for Ukulele Players

The Cuatro is a four string instrument originating in the northern areas of South American and the Caribbean. Similar to the Ukulele in many aspects, but having some very specific characteristics as far as how it looks and how it is played. The first characteristic we can pin point on the Cuatro is the pick guard or fingerboard which covers the top half of the instrument. Typically this is made with a different kind of wood and it gives the instrument a distinctive look to it.

How about the size of the Cuatro? Well, its not as small as a Ukulele and not as big as a guitar, but the sound of the instrument makes it seem as if it is a heavy weight as it has a very rich sound. The instrument can be played very comfortably either standing up with no strap or sitting down.

The uniqueness of the Cuatro is found within it’s ability to be a percussion and string instrument at the same time. Cuatro players (Cuatristas) use different strumming techniques to give the effect of a percussion accompanying the music.

Here’s a quick demonstration on how the Cuatro sounds:

Cuatro Demonstration by Professor Adrian Toro

 

Cuatro Demonstration by Professor Luis Natera

In this course we will give you an introduction on how to play the Cuatro using your Uke experience.  We’ll first see how to tune and hold the instrument and later how to play chords and strumming patters.

 

Can I play Ukulele songs with the Cuatro?

You can definitely make use of Ukulele interpretations with the Cuatro. The resulting sounds can come across differently, but essentially as long as you make use of the same chords and the rhythm, then you can repeat what you play with the Cuatro. Translating the interpretations is slightly different.

It is not as easy as moving over a couple of frets, but it is easy to see how we come to this conclusion. The traditional tuning of the Ukulele is (G – C – E – A) and the tuning of the Cuatro is (A – D – F# – B). Basically everything is one tone lower than the Cuatro. In fact, the Ukulele can be tuned the same as the Cuatro! If you have some favourite music for the Uke, give it a try with the Cuatro! We have a full song library where you can find chords for both Ukulele and Cuatro.

Let’s start our introduction to the Cuatro. Select the next lesson to start:

Private Cuatro Lessons – Darwin Medina

Availability:

Saturdays 10:00 – 15:00 CET (What Time is It?)

Online learning is a great way to learn how to play the Cuatro or Bandola, but sometimes we prefer a more conventional way of learning.

We are now offering the possibility to take private lessons with Darwin Medina who is one of the emerging artist in the world of the Cuatro. Where are these lessons being offered? From the comfort of your own home! The private lessons are offered through Skype or Google Hangout sessions and can be followed from any location.

Exploring Your Fretboard Public Demonstration

How are the classes lead?

Darwin Medina has a wealth of experience as an instructor and will first evaluate the level of his student. Based on the level and goal of the student, he will lead the lessons and orientate them towards achieving your goals as a Cuatro student. The lessons can be catered to your liking, whether you wish to learn a couple of rhythms, how to play a specific song or wish to improve your current skills, the classes will be specific to you.

Classes can be viewed in English or Spanish!

download (1)How do I book a lesson?

Lessons are purchased in packages of 4 hours. Typically each class has the duration of 1 hour, but this can be discussed with the instructor to be extended to 1.5 hours. After having purchased the 4 hour package, you will be contacted directly by our scheduling team to set up the first appointment. After direct contact has been established, then the instructor will organize the remaining lessons.

Cost of Lessons

The lessons offered are 25 USD per hour with a grant total of 4 hours per package.

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Special Offer:

By purchasing a 4 hour package of lessons with Darwin Medina, you will receive a complementary 1 month of TuCuatro membership to our Learning Program Courses!

Are you ready to take the next step in your Cuatro learning?

Basic Course for Bandola Llanera

We hereby invite you to participate in the first instructional online course dedicated to the teachings of the Bandola Llanera. Previously the studies of the Bandola have been rather traditional where local instructors would guide young learners and the teaching methods were not readily available for everybody. Online Bandola teachers are next to non-existant and there are scarce materials for the instrument. There have been some attempts to provide guidance on certain aspects of the instrument, but there has yet to be a course completely dedicated to the Bandola.

It is with great pleasure to present to you Yasuji D’Gucci, an amazing luthier and musician who has gracefully designed this complete course dedicated to the Bandola Llanera. Within this course you will hear of the name Anslemo Lopez who’s efforts have brought a second life to the Bandola as it was close to being a part of forgotten history. This is an instrument which is fundamental for the lowlands of Venezuela and Colombia and can be considered as the bass of the lowlands. Thanks to the efforts of Anslemo Lopez and now because of the efforts of Yasuji D’Gucci, the Bandola and it’s teachings will be available for generations to come and will find itself in the hands of musicians across the globe.

Presenting the World’s First Online Course for the Bandola Llanera

Within this course, you will learn:

  • Different playing techniques for the Bandola Llanera
  • The differences between the kinds of Bandolas available
  • The primary keys and scales used for Bandola playing
  • How to interpret tablatures and play exercises relative to the used keys & scales

Important Aspects

We strongly recommend for you to record your progress as you move forward in the world of the Bandola Llanera. It is very important to do so as you will be able to see how you progress as a Bandola player (Bandolista) and what areas you are in need of improving. We invite you to share your videos on YouTube as well with us and we will be able to provide comments on the recordings. The Bandola community is larger than many expect, and you will also receive a supporting hand from the community.

Convert Your Guitar into a Bandola

If you do not have a Bandola, please do not be concerned. Our first introduction to the Bandola free course demonstrates how you can convert your guitar into a Bandola. This way you can easily play the instrument without even needing a Bandola. Take a close look on how to do so here:

Convert Your Guitar Into a Bandola

Interested in buying a Bandola? Contact us and we will be able to assist you with acquiring an authentic Bandola from Venezuela & Colombia.

Find a Bandola Llanera

A very warm welcome to the Bandolistas of the Future!


  • Cost:  $30 US
  • Time: 6 Months (recommended)
  • Level: Basic

La Bandola: An Introduction (Free Course)

The First Online Course for the Bandola

TuCuatro proudly presents the first systematic online course relating to it’s lowland cousin and the bass of the lowlands, the Bandola. This course has been developed by Yasuji D’Gucci who is a Bandolista from Japan. The purpose of this course is to introduce the Bandola and it’s teachings to the global audience and to make it available to all of those interested in this incredible instrument.

A Word From Bandolista Yasuji D’Gucci

“Hearty greetings from Japan”

Hello, everyone! My name is Yasuji D’Gucci. I am a Japanese Bandola player. I am very pleased to inaugurate the world’s first systematic online class for the Bandolas played in Venezuela and Colombia. I sincerely hope this course, designed through my objective standpoints and based on my learning & teaching experience as a foreigner will assist you with your Bandola studies.”

This course is complete complementary and will focus on an introduction to the Bandola. If you are a bass fanatic, then you will love the Bandola which is considered to be the bass of the lowlands of Venezuela & Colombia.

Yasuji Bandola
Yasuji D’Gucci – Bandola Instructor

Convert Your Guitar Into A Bandola

If you do not have a Bandola but are interested in learning how to play, no problem! We include a small tutorial on how you can convert an acousit guitar into a Bandola so that you can go ahead and get started with learning the different techniques of this formidable instrument.

We hereby open the doors to the world of the Bandola!

A Very Warm Welcome To All Bandolistas

 

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Start learning how to play this amazing instrument with our extensive Bandola Course for Beginners!

Cuatro Masters: Cheo Hurtado (Free Course)

Maestro Cheo Hurtado

Asdrúbal ‘Cheo’ Hurtado is one of the greats when it comes to the Cuatro. A master soloist himself, he learned through his family members and ultimately by ear. Without any knowledge of how to read music or any academic understanding in relation to musical theory, he has become an icon in the world of the Cuatro. His interpretations of folkloric songs and techniques have placed him in a class of his own.

Cheo Hurtado has also pioneered and been involved with events relating to the Cuatro such as the Siembra del Cuatro where Cuatristas from around Venezuela come together and present their works and interpretations. TuCuatro was a proud sponsor of the 2013 Siembra del Cuatro and TuCuatro was also heavily involved in the press releases and publicity of the 10 year anniversary of the Siembra del Cuatro.

Cheo Hurtado Instrumental with Fermín Dyán

Course:

Within this complementary course, you will hear from grand masters such as Cheo Hurtado providing their insights and experiences relating to the Cuatro. You will hear demonstrations, teachings, tips and a wealth of information relating to the instrument.

Level:

This is for Cuatro students of all levels. The material is relevant to anyone aspiring to play the Cuatro be it to ultimately play soloist songs or accompaniments. Take advantage and learn all you can from the master himself: Cheo Hurtado.

Following the Course & Subtitles:

All explained text is provided in English, but Cheo Hurtado does not speak English unfortunately. Here we present to you the first seminar delivered by Cheo Hurtado where there are 100% translations in the form of Subtittles in each and every video. Enjoy the seminar and please remember to TURN ON THE SUBTITLES UPON VIEWING THE VIDEOS.

 

This Course is 100% Complementary

Mosaic of Rhythms

There are such a vast amount of rhythms to touch upon with any musical instrument….and the Cuatro is no different. In this course we focus in on several rhythms which are living more in the shadows of the more popular genres such as Joropo and Salsa. There are some amazing songs coupled to these rhythms and we will take you through the soloist versions of some of these songs.

One of the more famous songs we will be exploring is Moliendo Cafe by Hugo Blanco which is played using the rhythm of Orquidea. A marvelous way of expressing one self and you will have plenty of material to review relating to a variety of rhythms.

We will also be exploring more of the Periquera rhythm and see how it is to be interpreted in numerous positions along the fretboard of the Cuatro. This in itself is highly useful for students who are in search of improving their ability to switch between chords along the fretboard and increasing their familiarity in chord variations.

 


Mosaic of Rhythms

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  • Time: 4 weeks
  • Level: Basic
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Learn to Play Parang with the Venezuelan cuatro

Parang is an important part of Trinidad & Tobago cultural heritage.  It is a genre normally used at Christmas time. The “Paranderos” used to go from house to house to play serenades for family and friends at their houses. This tradition stills goes on in some parts of Trinidad and normally occurs from October to January every year.

You can learn how to play the Parang!

To play it you just need a Cuatro and the information that we will share with you in this course.  During the course we will teach you the rhythms, chords and techniques you’ll need to play this popular folk music which takes full advantage of the Cuatro, Maracas and other instruments.

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Parts of the Cuatro (Free Course)

In this course we’re going to teach you the different parts of the Cuatro. Read more.

Modernizing the Cuatro: Abraham Sarache

Every musical instrument undergoes it’s very own evolutionary path. The Cuatro is no different! The music played with the Cuatro is no longer that of the traditional folkloric genres…..it is basically any piece! Many persons are starting to make use of the Cuatro as an instrument with which they can play more popular genres such as Reggae & Ska; as well as alternative music. One of the pioneers in broadening the horizons of the Cuatro is musician Abraham Sarache from the band She’s Alone.

As opposed to learning the Cuatro with traditional methods, Abraham began to embrace the Cuatro as yet another tool in his musical master pieces. So, instead of starting off with traditional music, he took the jump right into the alternative & rock world resulting in great success with his achievements. Coming from a rock band, he soon discovered the possibilities of the Electric Cuatro, a modern instrument owned by few and envied by many, which he has been using to bring the Cuatro to the outer limits.

Jeremy – Pearl Jam (Cuatro Cover)

Now for the first time in Cuatro history, we are able to indulge ourselves and become a part of the internationalization of the Cuatro. With this course we will demonstrate the abilities you can acquire for playing both the acoustic and electric Cuatro as Abraham Sarache will take you through modern techniques you can apply to the Cuatro and help you interpret popular songs. We have also included several songs with the Electric Cuatro, but don’t worry, these can easily be interpreted with the Acoustic Cuatro.

Interested In Forming Your Own Band

We have designed the videos in this course to serve not only as a medium whereby you can learn how to play the songs demonstrated, but also so that you can accompany Abraham whilst you are playing your songs. This is a great value add, so that as you develop your skills, you can start off with some strumming and then begin to explore some finger picking, whilst you accompany a great music artist as he continues his quest to modernize the Cuatro.

Just One Night – Abraham Sarache & She’s Alone

Would You Like to Accompany Abraham With an Electric Cuatro?

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  • Cost: $30
  • Duration: 1 week

Introduction to Advanced Cuatrista Techniques

Expanding Your Skill Set

Whenever we see a musician playing amazing pieces, doing improvisations which are out of this world and are dominating their instrument like never before, we do wonder how is it that we can get to that level. The answer is a combination of solid theory, skills knowledge advancement and years of solid practice. Within the different levels that are typically considered, there are different sub levels relating entirely to the amount of time that a student has been experiencing within that stage. The advice is, be patient and make sure that you practice, continue to explore your instrument on your own and expand your toolbox of skills.

Within this lesson, we will touch upon some of the advanced techniques used by Cuatristas. Although individually they can be applied by intermediate players, it does take some time to practice each and every one of these individual techniques. If we take some strumming techniques for example, the execution can be practiced with patience and with dedication. The application of the strumming whilst playing your instrument is a different level all together. This is so because when we are trying to maintain a rhythm, a special strum or a finger picking technique may through us off and as a result jeopardize the whole piece in itself.

Learning Outcomes

The overall learning objectives of this course is for you to familiarize yourself with some of the advanced techniques used by the greats. We also have a section dedicated to the strumming techniques by some of the best and exclusive Cuatristas. This can be considered as an introduction to your exposure to advanced techniques. We will work on expanding your toolbox and preparing you to finalize your intermediate level and begin to enter the realm of the advanced student. Remember, your progression depends on you!


Advanced Cuatrista Techniques

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  • Time: 6 weeks
  • Level: Basic
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Gaita Celebrations

One of the most known uses for the Cuatro is relating to the festivities of Gaita. Although this is a genre which is played within the western regions of Venezuelan and the north east of Colombia, gaita happens to make a huge explosion during the holiday season from November until January. This wave of fever tends to take over the countries and is adopted in the Caribbean for the festivities. There are many particularities of the incredible genre and some complications which it may pose to the Cuatro student.

A Peculiar Double Frenado

If we take a look later on at how Gaita is played, the rhythm can include a specific double frenado. This is where the last strum of a bar finishes with a frenado accent and the first strum of the next bar also starts off with a frenado. It is for this reason why the Gaita is considered to be a more intermediate genre as it includes these peculiarities. Once this is mastered though, it is a wonderful rhythm to play and in this section we will focus on how to play it as well as a number of songs relating to Gaita. This way, you will be able to play along and join the festivities all with your Cuatro.

Learning Objectives:

  • Master Gaita’s double frenado
  • Differentiate between Gaita Tambora & Danza Zuliano
  • Apply your skills to playing Gaita Songs

 


Gaita Celebrations

  • Cost: $30 US

Application of Techniques

Playing a string instrument involves learning not only how to play the instrument with the strings by plucking them, but also how to use all parts of the instrument to keep rhythm and make music. This is very important for the Cuatro and all cuatristas are able to make use of all features of the instrument to play their favorite pieces. Here is where the awareness that we have of what we actually do with our hands becomes even more important. Rhythm and effects given to songs can be kept with both hands and many students tend to forget this.

Practice is Key

In this course we will take a look at some basic patterns and additional techniques which you can apply to playing. Along side from this, we will take a look at the G Major and E Minor chords in different positions along with their associated chords. The expansion of your technique toolbox and the application of these techniques is a combination of more knowledge in terms of not only familiarizing yourself with other positions along the neck of the Cuatro, but also practicing some newly acquired skills. Make sure that you take every chance you have to practice the new skills on progressions, rhythms and songs you have learned. Remember: practice is key here and the application of techniques is up to where you want to include them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Play a basic Salsa pattern
  • Learn several new playing techniques
  • Master both G Major & E Minor along the neck

 


Application of Techniques

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  • Time: 4 weeks
  • Level: Basic
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Learning Objectives for the Intermediate Cuatrista

Reaching the stage where you can consider yourself as an intermediate Cuatrista is a great milestone and you should be proud to have come this far. We all the the objective of becoming the best Cuatrista we can be…well this is a great step in that direction. In the beginners section we have gone over the basic chords in their first positions, provided you with the techniques such as the frenados and numerous genres with which you can practice. Hopefully you have been able to come across your favorite songs and be able to at least play them at a beginners level. You should know the chords and their relative minors as well as be able to mark them with ease. Your rhythm begins to improve and with this you have the toolbox to move forward.

The first stages are always the most complicated as we get into a learning curve which is quite steep. Well, have no fear….now you will be able to see progress at an alarming rate and have even more fun with your Cuatro.

Intermediate Cuatrista

In the intermediate sections, we will introduce more complicated rhythms, how to mark the chords in different positions on the Cuatro, the different figures being used to mark the chords and some more advanced strumming techniques. By the end of this section, you should be able to play all chords in three different positions, be able to find the chords using the figures (all on your own) and have a greater ability to change quickly between the different frets on the Cuatro. You will also be able to improvise a bit using scale / chord combinations.

Have fun with it…keep recording your progress and keep practicing!!

How far will you come?


Learning Objectives for the Intermediate Cuatrista

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  • Time: 4 weeks
  • Level: Basic
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Joropo Progressions (Genre Specific)

There Are Genres……& Sub-Genres

A genre can be described as a category for arts such as music or literature. This means that reggae can be considered a genre, flamenco, rock and joropo. Within a genre, there are also sub-genres which are slight variations of the main category. For example, we can have jazz and bluegrass jazz….both within the same category, but slight variations of one another.

Progressions of Joropo

In this course we will explore some of the most common sub-genres of joropo. These sub-genres follow differences in progressions and sometimes in style of play. It is always important to be able to recognize or distinguish between sub-genres and become familiar with the concept for when you move forward as musicians. We will also be able to see how previously learned notes and chords can be applied to playing this music. Along with this, we will also review some new notes and their chord families as we have done in previous courses.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Dominant the Pajarillo progression with Joropo Llanero
  • Master the elements of C Major
  • Distinguish between different Joropo progressions
  • Play the family of chords relating to A Minor


Genre Specific Progressions (Joropo)

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  • Time: 6 weeks
  • Level: Basic
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Enhancing Ability & Increasing Speed

Differentiating the Cuatro Even More

We’ve reached a great moment in time when we can start to see the difference between the Cuatro and other musical instruments in terms of how it is played. Some differences have already been covered such as the anatomy of the Cuatro and certain specific strumming techniques used for maintaining certain rhythms. Now it is time to have a closer look at another aspect the instrument is famous for…..playing at high speed!

Strum Like There is No Tomorrow

When seeing some cuatristas play, we can notice the speed which with these people play. This ability does not come overnight and needs to be trained for considerably. When you get the hang of it, you will definitely love to let out all emotion on the instrument. But do be careful!! Anxiousness can lead to pain sometimes, so do make sure you take your time when studying & practicing high speed rhythms such as Joropo.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Dominant the rhythms of Vals Pasaje & Vals Criollo
  • Play F Chord & F Scale
  • Interpret Joropo Corrio in D Minor


Enhancing Ability & Increasing Speed

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  • Time: 4 weeks
  • Level: Basic
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Exploring & Applying Frenados to your Strumming

Within This Course:

We will review several more complex strumming techniques. It is of utmost importance that this section is reviewed carefully as it is a part where students are introduced to some of the complexities of maintaining rhythms and making use of the ascending and descending frenado. This is a hallmark as far as the strumming goes for the Cuatro and it is something which students must be patient with. But don’t worry, it will become second nature.

Within the Frenados Course you will learn:

  • Strumming Master Class
    • Descending “Frenado”
    • Ascending “Frenado”
    • Ascending “Frenado” (Up Close)
    • Floreo Strum
    • Frenados Practice
    • Introducing Double Frenado
  • G Major
    • G Major 1st Position
    • G Major Scale
    • G Major Progressions
  • E minor
    • E minor 1st Position
    • E minor Scale
    • E minor Progressions
    • Song: Burrito Sabanero
  • Applying Frenados
    • Frenados Practice 4/4
    • The Saca Chicha
    • Aguinaldo Rhythm
    • Venezuelan Merengue Rhythm

A Re-enforced Fingerboard

Wondering why the Cuatro has a re-enforced fingerboard? The answer is the intensity of the strumming as  without this part, it can become subject to wear and tear. It is for this reason that the fingerboard has a layer of a different kind of wood giving a characteristic look to the Cuatro. So if you scratch it…..not to worry…..you are supposed to!

Traditional Rhythms

The course finishes off with the rhythms of Aguinaldo and it’s close cousin the Merengue. These will serve as the first rhythm where you will need to apply your newly acquired strumming techniques. Once you master these then you will be ready to take the next step and play slightly more complicated rhythms, but more of that to come later.

Practice, Practice, Practice

Make sure you continue to practice as whoever said that practice makes perfect was not joking. Through experience we find that the students who are dedicating at least 30 minutes of their days to practicing are those who see results the quickest, so do keep it up! More importantly…..enjoy jamming on your instrument!

 


Exploring & Applying Strumming

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  • Time: 4 weeks
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The Road to Your First Rhythm

Music would not be music without rhythm, and we will introduce you to a world of rhythms from different parts of the world all of which you can apply to the Cuatro. Since the Cuatro is predominantly played in the Caribbean, many of them will be relating to what is played in the area. There will be a mix of everything with a lot of swing and a lot of feel….so all in good time.

Starting with Scales

We will start off by exploring an introduction to the scales. Within this area we will demonstrate the Major and Minor scales making use of D Major and B Minor as examples, the reason for which is D Major is a relative of B Minor. Both scales will be reviewed followed by the B Minor chord. This will all culminate in the first strumming techniques along with your first rhythm being Vals Tonada.

Vals Tonada

Vals Tonada is a rather enjoyable rhythm, simple to learn and easy to apply chords to. It is an ideal rhythm to start off with as there are no complicated strumming techniques necessary. We have chosen this as the first rhythm as it will be easy for you to learn and you will be able to do some jamming with it, even with the number of chords we have introduced at this point. Later on this will become a bit tougher when we being to introduce the frenado strums, but again all in good time.


The Road to your First Rhythm

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Introduction to the Cuatro Basics (Trial Course)

For this course, we will suppose you have been introduced you to the attributes of the Cuatro, what can be done with it and hopefully what you can do with it.

If you still want to know more about the Cuatro, visit of FAQ section where you will learn where is the Cuatro played, what kind of music you can do with the Cuatro, where you could buy a Cuatro and much more…

From now on, we will get to the next stage: Learning how to play it!

Click on the “Buy this course” button and you will gain access to all the material in this Introductory course

Structure

Our focus is to provide you with the necessary tools to be able to learn how to play. Within this course, a lot of emphasis is being placed on getting ready to play followed by some basic chords and then ultimately some music theory. All of these components are useful and will prove to be helpful when learning how to play this instrument. We will take you through these bit by bit, and be certain to follow the individual lesson topics in order.

The first chord to be introduced is the easiest……D major. This only requires the usage of one finger…..so it has to be easy! Well it is, but of course we want for you to play it properly. For Ukulel players, you may be able to see a pattern here with some of the chords, being that you can apply your ability for the Ukulele to the Cuatro. We still recommend to go through all of the lessons in all courses….just to reinforce some concepts a bit more.

Take your time with the lessons and enjoy your experience!

Introduction to the Cuatro Basics (Trial Course)
Cost: FREE