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May

Anna Zayats plays a beautiful composition named “Cassiopeia” with a Balalaika

Instrumental composition “Cassiopeia by Anna Zayats Enjoy this beautiful musical piece by Anna Zayats called “Cassiopeia”, played with a Balalaika  
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26
Apr

“One Piano, Two Sisters” – Prisca & Marieva Davila. Concert in Ottawa

Prisca & Marieva Davila presentOne Piano, Two SistersVENEZUELAN PIANISTS AND COMPOSERS PRISCA AND MARIEVA DÁVILA WILL BE GIVING A CONCERT TOGETHER IN OTTAWA. “One Piano, Two Sisters”, by outstanding Venezuelan artists PRISCA and MARIEVA Dávila, will be hosted at “Ottawa Perez Hall” Room 121 on Sunday, June 24th at 3 pm. Sisters Prisca and Marieva...
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15
Apr

I Don’t Have a Venezuelan Cuatro & Have No Clue How To Get One

If you do not have a Cuatro and are interested in playing, make sure that you contact us. We have contacts with distributors and will be able to help you source a Cuatro suited for your needs. If you wish to have a long term commitment and would like to have an instrument specially made...
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15
Apr

Parts of the Cuatro

Get to know your Cuatro. This lesson explains the different parts of the Cuatro. It is important to be able to describe your instrument and also to get to know it. Each Cuatro has specific characteristics and attributes. By using these features, you will be able to orientate yourself on your instrument. So if on...
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15
Apr

Popular artists using the Cuatros

There are popular composers and popular artists for the Cuatro. These are slightly different and most of these persons have some sort of affiliation with Venezuela. The most famous being Simon Diaz who has brought incredible masterpieces such as Caballo Viejo (international versions derived from this song are The Gypsy Kings “Bambolero”) who brings the...
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15
Apr

Musical Instruments relatives of the Cuatro

In this occasion we will go over a couple of instruments which can be considered as relatives to the Cuatro. There are many more than this, but the most popular or known cousins of the Cuatro are: The Ukulele The ukulele originated in the 19th century as a Hawaiian interpretation of the machete, a small...
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15
Apr

String or percussion instrument?

The answer, BOTH! Many string instruments can be played by making specific strums or hitting the wood. For most instruments, this is optional…..but the Cuatro needs this kind of love! There is nothing like strumming regularly in combination with dry strums (known as chasquidos or frenados) and knocking on a specific area of the Cuatro known...
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15
Apr

The Modern Cuatro

New Teaching Methods The Cuatro is no longer an instrument people keep hanging on their walls as an adornment. It is an instrument admired by many and has specific characteristics. The Cuatro player also has certain characteristics. The Cuatro player is persistent, agile and can play from a nice and simple accompaniment to a soloist...
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15
Apr

A New Kind of Sound – The Electric Cuatro

As with other music instruments, the Cuatro has also been exposed to the new age of innovation and interpretation by modern luthiers and artists. Here we are talking specifically about the Electric Cuatro played in the video below by She’s Alone band artist and Cuatro professor Abraham Sarache: Electric Cuatro Demonstration: “Promises” Abraham Sarache – She’s Alone There...
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