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Parts of the Cuatro

Get to know your Cuatro. This lesson explains the different parts of the Cuatro. It is essential 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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The Modern Cuatro

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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 features. The Cuatro player is persistent, agile and can play from a nice and simple accompaniment to a soloist …

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A New Kind of Sound – The Electric Cuatro

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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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E24xydBrXAg …

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Where is the Cuatro played?

Historically, Colombia and Venezuela…..recently WORLDWIDE!! Although the Cuatro is most popular in its region of origin, the intoxicating sounds of the instruments and incredible possibilities have spread. Modern artists such as Jorge Glem and Carlos Capacho have presented the possibilities of the instrument on an international level, but still a long way to go. There …

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How can I buy a Cuatro?

Venezuelan Cuatro

So you are considering your first Cuatro….now what? 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 …

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Accompaniment Vs. Soloist

Accompaniment instruments and music are fantastic for either strumming away in your free time or playing in a band. 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, there are different levels of accompaniment …

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Leonardo Lozano – Venezuelan Cuatro Player

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 …

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Venezuelan Cuatro

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