Caballo Viejo Version Solista

Caballo Viejo Version Solista

Aprende a tocar Caballo Viejo de manera solista con tu Cuatro.

A Scale in G, D and B chord patterns

A way of learning the A scale is by knowing ahead how the scale is played for every chord pattern.  Because in major scales we’re only having 3 chord patterns in the Cuatro it becomes logic to learn the scale patter for each of these chord patterns. We will use the G patterns, D pattern...

Left hand percussion effect

In this lesson we’re going to learn one of the greatest techniques available for the Cuatro. This technique differentiates the cuatro from other instruments like the Ukulele. Meanwhile other instruments have a harmonic strumming, the cuatro can have both harmonic and rhythmical strumming at the same time. This mean you could be playing a percussion...

Hammer in a D Major Scale

In this lesson we’re going to see how to do a simple hammer using part of the D major scale. The hammer technique is very similar to the one used for a nylon guitar. Hammering your way from the D note to the E note will be sufficient for this specific lesson. Later you could...

Double Octave Technique

This is a very advanced technique that consist of playing a melody but using the same note on an octave lower and an octave higher at the same time.   You will be required to practice silencing two of the four strings of the cuatro meanwhile playing the note in two different octaves.  This is...

B minor Variations on 2nd position

This lesson gives an example of a B minor family variation in the second position that you could use to enhance your interpretation.   The chords used for this variations are B minor, E minor sixth and E diminished (the equivalent of a F# seventh) The rhythm is a little bit more complicated that an...

Vals en Fa

“Vals en Fa” is a venezuelan waltz that fits the cuatro very well, in this lesson you will learn to play it like the venezuelan cuatro player Luis Natera.  You can see him playing the song on this video: Download the tabs so you can practice it: Vals-en-Fa-Both-Verses Here you can see another example of...

Advanced practice of “Choques” or “Frenado” Strums in a 4×4 Rhythm

In the following lesson you will be able to practice the “choques” strums using a rhythm of 4×4 and have a detalied analysis of each bar. There will be 4 different exercises, all 4/4 based and with only one difference: the frenado will change positions in-between the strums.     Repeat with your Cuatro the...

Burrito Sabanero

Follow this interpretation of the Burrito Sabanero which is perfect for this time of year. It is a great song especially for Christmas. The song has a fantastic ring to it and with the tabs found below you will be able to follow the video interpretation. Enjoy! Verse  |            ...

Re-enforced Ornamentation

Re-enforced ornaments for the Venezuelan Cuatro.

Salsa – Basic Harmony

Learn the percussion of Salsa by using the Venezuelan Cuatro.