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
A square-shaped venezuelan cuatro, not usually the shape for this kind of instrument.
Richard Troon and Kevin Carr playing exotic instruments.
Learn how to contact a Cuatro luthier from anywhere around the world.
The art of making experimental music instruments.
There´s one essential thing you should do if you´re serious about learning to play the venezuelan cuatro. Read it now!
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.
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) inside their songs
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 …