Luis Natera is a recognized musician from Venezuela. He plays the Cuatro, which is a small 4 stringed instrument from the northern part of South America. He's one of the venezuelan soloist that keeps the pace and grace of old school and display a modern touch at the same time.
The best way of learning a difficult song is just to copy another musician player style. For some people this would be against normal sense (you should have your own stlye) but how you´re supose to do this if you´re just starting! Let´s find out.
Practicing could be a hard thing if you´re learning by yourself. You could be making the same mistake over and over again without noticing. But you´re not alone, this is the most common problem of musicians.
If you really like the sound of a particular exotic instrument you should start thinking about buying a new one for yourself. Most of the people starts playing these instruments with an old one that was sitting around the house for a while.
The type of strings you use on the Venezuelan Cuatro can vary and can make your cuatro sound very different. Be alert when buying them and try to get a nice package so your cuatro can sound like a professional one.
The Venezuelan Cuatro is a particular instrument that has been used in this country and some other countries for decades. It's so popular that there's practically no genre inside the country that has not been played with a Cuatro. Even the modern popular songs are using the cuatro (mostly as a reference to the culture)...
We are very glad of having the opportunity of exposing trough this blog beautiful instruments for around the world., very well known in their own land, but unkown for the majority of us. The Venezuelan Cuatro is one of those rare instruments from South America, also instruments like the Bandola Llanera, Cavaquinho, Balalaika and many others...