There is a version of Aguinaldo that is currently used on Parang, and this one should be the one you try first when you listen to a song in 6/8
This Parang version respects the same pattern but it is played in a totally different way. This Parang Aguinaldo is used in some famous songs like Tucusito Tucusito.
Let’s have a look at the diagram:
The rhythm of Parang Aguinaldo
How to do it with the Cuatro
First, have a look at how does it sound. The Cuatro player Dominic Thompson will show you a small extract in the following video:
Then take your cuatro and let’s learn this awesome way of playing the cuatro. Watch this video for instructions:
Now you know all genres that are embedded on the Parang Music. This knowledge is invaluable as you will be able to identify a genre by just listening to a song, so from now on you come to be part of the few musicians able to dominate the Parang. Congrats!
In the following lessons, we will play some parang progressions and learn a few songs. Let’s continue!