Norwegian Wood – The Beatles

Norwegian Wood is a song by The Beatles that dates from about 1965. Norwegian Wood was written by Jhon Lennon and Paul McCartney.  It was originally played

An easy way to tune your cuatro

There’s an easy way to tune your cuatro.  You’ll learn it here, by noticing where to put your fingers on the frets and how to

Learn to play the song “Sin Rencor”. A Venezuelan Gaita

Sin rencor is one of the most famous songs from the venezuelan folklore. It is a genre very typical from Maracaibo, Venezuela named “Gaita”. And originally it´s played with a Venezuelan Cuatro, a Venezuelan “tambora” and other minor percussion.

9 Amazing Venezuelan Cuatro Videos

Prepare your ears and eyes… You`re about to see the best cuatro performers, the stars of the cuatro, the cuatro players that has become the point of refer

Luis natera playing "La Casa Azul"

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.

Learn a technique to play difficult songs when you’re a begginer

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.

Learn how to play cuatro songs with tabs

Tabs are fundamental for learning new songs in almost every instrument. Musically speaking, tabs are a nice and clean way of learning a solo or an introduction without the hardness of pentagrams.

Dont use a cheap instrument, buy a nicer one

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.

Types of Strings for the Cuatro

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.

Venezuelan Cuatro

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) inside their songs

The Evolution of Cuatro Teaching Methodology

Cuatro Classes Evolved National instruments such as the Cuatro are cultural artifacts which defines us to our very core. They are used to express ourselves

Latin American Instrument Adopts a Japanese Soul

ラテンアメリカの楽器が、日本の魂を採用 For many years the Venezuelan Cuatro or Colombian Cuatro as it is also referred to have been confined to the northern areas of Latin

Some examples of Joropo Pajarillo

Here is an interesting example of Pajarillo where Elias Tona, a Bass player, explains how the Joropo Pajarillo genre is built. The Cuatro player interpreting