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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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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 get the right sound of each string.
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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 and are present during bountiful times just as in moments of turmoil. In our not so distant past, the teachings of the Cuatro was severely restricted as it was limited to...
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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 American as well as several Caribbean islands. As the instrument had begun to expand its presence throughout the continent as well as being brought to North America and Europe by...
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Venezuelan Cuatro

The Cuatro: Rise of a better instrument

I’m not normally someone who wakes up before 7am but in rare situations. One of these situations was a few weeks ago when I had to travel to Ottawa for the day. It was 6 am and the bus was just taking the highway when I realized something I had not see in long time:...
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What makes the cuatro an unique instrument?

There are not many instruments with a reentrant running in this modern world. Probably because the influence of the modern guitar where all the strings are tuned ascendantly and all other instruments follow. Basses, violins, violonchelos, guitars and many other string instruments are tuned in a way you will always find their highest notes on...
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Receita de Samba

Receita de Samba is a very popular brazilian song, it was written by Jacob do Bandolim and quickly became one of the references for samba music around the world. If you’re familiar with this song you will notice how the percussion takes a relevant role along the song. Here’s a video of Receita de Samba...
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