If you are entirely new to the Cuatro as a string instrument, before you play any song, the recommendation is always to start from the very beginning of the music theory. The first lessons and courses provided at TuCuatro are the very basics of how to play, what to look out for and getting the […]
For every instrument, cuatro, guitar, ukulele, etc, there is a learning curve, and it does take time to familiarize yourself with the style of play. A common question is how long does it take to learn how to play the Cuatro, the answer is: It is entirely up to you! The most dedicated students who […]
The Cuatro is a four-string musical instrument, a distant cousin of the guitar, which has evolved in the regions of Colombia and Venezuela. There are many relatives of the Cuatro as several string instruments have changed from the first guitars brought by the conquistadores in the 14th century. We will mention some more information about […]
Learning how to play a musical instrument can be as complicated or as simple as we like. It all depends on how far it is that you would want 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 […]
There are so many choices out there, and it’s mostly knowing what to look for and more importantly, where to look for it. One of the reasons the Cuatro may be limited in making its appearances on stages around you is because of the availability of the instrument. Typically the instruments are made by luthiers […]
You can make use of Ukulele interpretations with the Cuatro. The resulting sounds can come across differently, but mainly as long as you make use of the same chords and the rhythm, then you can repeat what you play with the Cuatro. Translating interpretations is slightly different. It is not as easy as moving over […]
Accompaniment instruments and music are fantastic for either strumming away in your free time or playing in a band as an accompaniment or soloist musician. This can be seen as a more basic or intermediate way of playing the Cuatro. Here you combine chords and strums to form excellent interpretations of songs and genres. Again, […]
Something to think of…
Er Blues, a Blues with Cuatro.
Carlos Capacho is one of the cuatro players discovered by the contest “Siembra del Cuatro”
Jorge Glem has released his new CD, named “En el Cerrito”. This new project is the third one for this famous venezuelan cuatro soloist. The CD is full of traditional music mixed with jazz and different tendencies of World Music. Jorge Glem is one of the best cuatro soloist of the moment. He’s one of […]
This is an example of the kind of music you can play with the venezuelan cuatro. The woody woodpecker is a cartoon created in 1940 that is still alive
Venezuelan Cuatro player Jorge Glem plays in a group called C4Trio. Very well known music group inside Venezuela. Formed by 4 members, their most unusual characteristic is the fact that the group is conformed by 3 cuatros and a bass.
Learn a little bit more about the Venezuelan Cuatro, Venezuela’s national instrument
Listen to music constantly so you can learn hidden tricks and techniques.
Leonardo Lozano is one of the most amazing Venezuelan Cuatro players. He studied arts and music in Caracas, Venezuela and then started his career as a Cuatro Professional, playing in and out the country. He’s so passionate about the instrument that he created the first academic course for learning instrumental Cuatro, and he’s one of the first people in the […]
Edward Ramirez, Cuatro Player.
A square-shaped venezuelan cuatro, not usually the shape for this kind of instrument.
Listen to an impressive improvisation by Jorge Glem.
Robert Munro is a cuatro solosit from Trinidad & Tobago that has performed throughout South America, Mexico and the Caribe. He has develop his own Cuatro technique trough time and has made the parang, or “parranda”, a popular folk music from the island, get to the stages with his unique style.
Here we bring to you another friday song you’ll enjoy. A mix of typical venezuelan music with nice and clean rock sounds. We like this particular one because is an original composition by Abrahan Sarache, venezuelan composer from Caracas.
Jazz fusion played with an electric Cuatro.
Spectacular solo made by a musician from South America.
Richard Troon and Kevin Carr playing exotic instruments.