Getting Started with the Puerto Rican Cuatro
Your first step to learning how to play the cuatro Puertorriqueño.
Are you ready to learn the Puerto Rican Cuatro? Whether you are just starting out or looking to perfect your skills, our Getting Started with the Puerto Rican Cuatro Online Course is an ideal solution. In this introductory course, you’ll get detailed step-by-step instructions and demonstrations on how to learn the instrument quickly and easily.
In this easy-to-follow course, you will discover various ways of identifying high and low sounds as well as notes on the musical alphabet. You will also get acquainted with different parts of the cuatro, learn how to hold it correctly for optimal performance, explore picking and fretting techniques, and identify notes on open strings.
The online format of this course provides a convenient learning experience at your own pace. We guide you through each aspect of learning how to play this amazing instrument so that you can gain confidence in your skill level along the way. With our educational approach, you can be sure that every detail is covered!
Discover quick and easy ways to...
- Identify high and low sound and the notes on the musical alphabet.
- Identify the different parts of the cuatro.
- Hold your instrument.
- Learn picking and fretting techniques.
- Identify the notes on the open strings.
So what are you waiting for? Start mastering the Puerto Rican Cuatro with our Getting Started Online Course today!
Samuel Ramos is a seasoned educator, instructional designer, and musician. He graduated from Antillean Adventist University with a Bachelor's in Music Education and from Full Sail University with a Master's in Educational Media Design and Technology, equipping him with 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 the Multimedia Designer for the Walt Disney Company, Digital Learning Designer for the University of St. Augustine at San Marcos, California campus, and Sr. Instructional Technologist for the University of San Diego. His skills have also extended to becoming LMS Administrator/Instructional Designer for Taylor Guitars in San Diego, California. He wrote several instructional books on playing various instruments including the Puerto Rican cuatro, guitar, and mandolin.
When he is not busy teaching or designing content, Samuel dedicates his time to 4jibaro.com—a website that serves as an online community aiming to increase awareness about Puerto Rican folklore music and its heritage. Through his work here Samuel attempts to bring hope and joy to persons through music by transforming the world – one note at a time!
StartHigh and Low Sounds, Musical Alphabet (5:30)
StartAnatomy of the Puerto Rican Cuatro (2:43)
StartBody Posture & Finger Placement (2:58)
StartHow to Pluck 'n" Play (7:51)
StartNaming the Open Strings (2:05)
StartTen TIPS for BETTER PRACTICING
StartCheck Your Knowledge