Learn To Play the Vals Tonada Rhythm

Course: Cuatro Rhythm and Strumming Lessons

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Learn how to play the Vals Tonada rhythm on a Cuatro with this easy-to-follow tutorial. In just a few simple steps, you can play this beautiful rhythm commonly used in Latin American music.

To start, you’ll only need two basic strums – the up and the down strum – and just one finger to play this rhythm. The Vals Tonada is a soft rhythm, so there’s no need to hit the strings hard.

Here’s the pattern for the Vals Tonada: down, up, silence, up down, silence.

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To make it easier to learn, we’ve broken it down into two parts. The first part is the down, up, and silence pattern. The second part is the up, down, and silence pattern. To play a full measure, you simply put these two patterns together.

In this tutorial, we’ve included an example of a song using the Vals Tonada rhythm with the chords D, G, and A7 repeated twice. With a bit of practice, you’ll be able to play this rhythm with ease.


Watch the video tutorial to see how it’s done. Our instructor will guide you through each step, so you can see exactly how to play the Vals Tonada on a Cuatro. Don’t forget to like and subscribe to our channel for more tutorials on how to play the Cuatro.

Learning to play the Vals Tonada rhythm is a great way to enhance your musical skills and add a touch of Latin American flavor to your playing. With just a little practice, you’ll be able to play this beautiful rhythm and impress your friends and family.

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