Musical Scales for the instrument Cuatro

Musical scales are very important for musicians, especially when you’re trying to play the Cuatro as a soloist. Scales can help you with the process of improvisation and, more so, it helps you avoid making mistakes when playing sequential notes… Nothing as bad as missing that note when you’re doing a solo and having everybody realize you’re improvising with a good musical base.

For this reason, we’ve created this quick reference page showing all musical scales for Cuatro in different tonalities. You can bookmark it and use it to study and practice at home. Be sure to practice all scales for all tonalities as you will soon realize the hidden patterns that scales have, so you can easily switch between tonalities and transpose within your mind without the need of paper or visual assistance.

We’ve divided them into two: Mayor musical scales and minor musical scales.

Grab your instrument and learn how to play these scales for the Cuatro.


Major Scales

Todas las escalas mayores para el Cuatro en notas naturales se muestran a continuación:


A major

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A#
B
C
C#
D
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E
F
F#
G
G#
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C#
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C
C#
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F#
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G#
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

B major

cuatro
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
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D
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F#
G
G#
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G#
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C#
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G#
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A#
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C#
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E

C major

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A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
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F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
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F#
G
G#
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A#
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C
C#
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E
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F#
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F#
G
G#
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A#
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C#
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D#
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F#
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G#
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A#
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B
C
C#
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D#
E
F
F#
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G#
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

D major

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
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D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
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A#
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C
C#
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D#
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F#
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G#
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A#
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B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

E major

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
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D#
E
F
F#
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F#
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G#
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A#
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C
C#
D
D#
E
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F#
G
G#
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A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

F major

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

G major

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
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A#
B
C
C#
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E
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F#
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F#
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A#
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F#
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G#
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A#
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B
C
C#
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F#
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G#
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A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

Minor Scales

Todas las escalas menores para el Cuatro se muestran a continuación:


A minor

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

B minor

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

C minor

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

D minor

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

E major

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

F minor

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

G minor

cuatro
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
B
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
F#
G
G#
A
A#
B
C
C#
D
D#
E

If you’re finished with learning the scales, we recommend you to head to our Songs section to try to pick a few ones you already know and apply the scale to the solo parts or try to imitate the melody that each singer does when singing the song.