Improvisation Techniques for the Cuatro

Learn cuatro improvisation techniques

About this course: The purpose of the course is to introduce the basic concepts of improvisation and provide with a systematic approach to developing a your next solo. You'll transcribe solos from legendary players from many different genres (Pedro Guzmán, Edwin Colón Zayas, Wes Montgomery, Sonny Rollins and others). Each lesson has listening activities that mean to further students’ understanding of the concept of improvisation. By the end of this 7-week course, you will be able to incorporate these elements into your own playing.

Your Instructor

Fabiola M. Mendez
Fabiola M. Mendez

Fabiola M. Mendez is a Puerto Rican cuatro player that has taken part in a musical movement, crossing over the lines of genres such as folkloric, jazz & Latin. She has worked and performed for artists such as: Totó La Momposina, Eddie Palmieri, Puerto Rican Symphony Orchestra, and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico, among others. Recently graduated from Berklee College of Music, who participates in music education events and conferences, actively performs at different venues around New England, and takes part in recording sessions and other student projects.

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 7 days and we will give you a full refund.