The Cuatro Puertorriqueño Series Learning System
4Jibaro proudly presents the Cuatro Series Learning System! This complete package will take you on a journey that will begin the day you join our learning community.
This series is the fruit of years of loving effort, intensified by a single-minded dedication to revive the Puerto Rican cuatro. This learning system is a culmination of sorts for Samuel Ramos, proud Puerto Rican and cuatro player, in his efforts to renew the heritage of Puerto Rico and its musical elements.
An eclectic mix of music, this collection is a vault of knowledge that Samuel received from his tutors and mentors. In his drive to popularize the cuatro Puertorriqueño, he shares all of it with you through this amazing compilation of music.
Preserve the rich heritage of Puerto Rico by channeling your interest in the cuatro and transform it into a celebrated instrument. Start playing the cuatro at every party, every birthday and every parranda. We hope you will contribute your bit to bringing the cuatro into the spotlight!
Most of the music you will see in the course have been transcribed for the first time in history. Samuel has dug up tons of these songs and put them together for you to learn. This is his way of preserving his beloved Puerto Rican traditions!
The series not only highlights Puerto Rican music, but also delves into the compositions of Classical music, Latin American music, Ragtime and many more. (So you see, this is a global music learning series!)
Written in standard notation and tablature (TAB) format, the course in the learning series are perfect for those who have a dedicated desire to learn to play the cuatro Puertorriqueño. The series covers a range of lessons that will help guide your musical abilities and transform them into genius!
Resources you’ll have access to immediately:
- Beginner Lesson for the Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Intermediate to Advance Lessons for the Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Aguinaldos & Seises for the Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Scales, Modes, and Chords for the Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Classical Music for Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Christmas Melodies for Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Danzas of Puerto Rico for Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Beginner Repertoire for the Cuatro Puertorriqueño
- Intermediate to Advanced Repertoire
Plus you get these extra bonuses:
- Improvisation Techniques for the Cuatro by Fabiola M. Mendez
- Guitar 101: Beginner Lessons for Guitar
- Tiple 101: Beginner Lessons for Tiple Puertorriqueño
- Beginner Guitar Songs
- Glossary: Music Terms, Technique and Slang for Beginners
Access Our Online Learning Community
That is not all! We have an online social community that is dedicated to the Puerto Rican cuatro and its folkloric music. And you are invited to join us!
At 4Jibaro Friends—Amigos del Cuatro Puertorriqueño, we offer you a space that allows you freedom to post your opinions, participate in various music groups and forums and take online private lessons. Puerto Rican music is the bond that holds us all and 4Jibaro Friends, we celebrate that bond! What’s more is there’s loads to learn from the community through videos, online lessons and blog posts. Need we say more?
Features of the Cuatro Series Learning System
- Step-by-step video lessons
- Covers a wide-range of music compositions of musical styles
- Interactive music notation: written in standard notation and tablature (TAB) format with built-in audio mixer, you can adjust volume and mute or solo individual parts to customize the playback experience
- Features in Soundslice's award-winning notation software that runs in any web browser or device
- Take your online course with you and learn on the go (even offline!)
You now have before you, all that you need to become a master cuatro player. Enrich your life and that of your family with this learning system. Take pride in being part of a revival of a rich heritage. We, at 4Jibaro can now proudly say, “the CUATRO puertorriqueño has finally found its spot under the spotlight!”