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Venezuelan Cuatro

The Cuatro: Rise of a better instrument

I’m not normally someone who wakes up before 7am but in rare situations. One of these situations was a few weeks ago when I had to travel to Ottawa for the day. It was 6 am and the bus was just taking the highway when I realized something I had not see in long time:...
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What makes the cuatro an unique instrument?

There are not many instruments with a reentrant running in this modern world. Probably because the influence of the modern guitar where all the strings are tuned ascendantly and all other instruments follow. Basses, violins, violonchelos, guitars and many other string instruments are tuned in a way you will always find their highest notes on...
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What’s the difference between an Ukulele and a Cuatro

So you discovered that there’s an instrument called Cuatro and probably know about it’s resemblance to the Ukulele. It is true that the similarities are numerous but there’s a spectacular difference: The Cuatro is has a reentrant tuning. Its fourth and last string is tuned on an octave lower, almost as low as the first...
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