Aguinaldos & Seises for the Puerto Rican Cuatro

Play these gorgeous melodies every year at every parranda in every house!

The Aguinaldos & Seises will open your musical mind to the ancient world of Puerto Rican music that dates back centuries. Originally a traditional music gift during the Christmas season, aguinaldos were performed by family and friends during a parranda or a trulla. Bring back this tradition that is slowly getting lost in oblivion, far from the hearts of today’s genext culture. This course brings back memories of happy childhood Christmases, packed with treats at the parranda and singing these unforgettable aguinaldos accompanied by several uncles strumming away gaily on their Cuatros. This is your chance to revive those memories by learning to play the aguinaldos in ways that cannot be forgotten.

Another form of folk music, the seis, is an immensely enjoyable one to learn. Usually utilized as ground for poets to showcase their talents in lyric writing, seises were songs that were made up on the spot based on ideas given by the audience. Revive the seis by learning to play it with the assistance of this very special collection of songs.

The musical notation instructs in a clear and concise pattern the styles in which you can play the seis. The themes has been written in the standard notation and tablature (TAB) format and includes guitar chords, in anticipation of fun times to come when you’re sitting with your family.

This course is a beautiful attempt at reviving age-old traditions and music. Let’s make this attempt a success and learn to play these gorgeous melodies every year at every parranda in every house!

Your Instructor

Samuel Ramos
Samuel Ramos

Samuel Ramos is an experienced educator, instructional designer, and musician. He graduated from Antillean Adventist University with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and Full Sail University with a Master's Degree in Educational Media Design and Technology, giving him the knowledge to excel in both academics and music.

Not only has Samuel served as a music teacher and assistant professor of guitar at the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico, but he has also had the opportunity to become a multimedia designer for the Walt Disney Company, a digital learning designer for the University of St. Augustine at the San Marcos, California campus, and a senior instructional technologist for the University of San Diego. His skills have also extended to LMS Administrator/Instructional Designer for Taylor Guitars in San Diego, California. He has written several instructional books on playing various instruments, including the Puerto Rican cuatro, guitar, and mandolin.

When he is not busy teaching or creating content, Samuel dedicates his time to - a website that serves as an online community to promote awareness of Puerto Rican folk music and heritage. Through his work here, Samuel seeks to bring hope and joy to people through music by changing the world - one note at a time!

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
It is a completely self-paced online course—you decide when you start and when you finish. We'll provide you with a study plan to follow and track your progress. You'll be able to submit performance videos for feedback from the instructor.
Do I get access to everything with the "membership"?
Immediate access to every video lesson, 300+ interactive sheet music, live Q&A sessions and access to the community. You’ll also get your questions answered through live lessons, discussion boards and chat.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.