Scales, Modes, and Chords for Cuatro Puertorriqueño

Upgrade your knowledge of music by adding the study of scales, chords, and arpeggios to your repertoire.​

This course covers a plethora of topics on scales, chords and arpeggios for the cuatro Puertorriqueño. The lessons clearly illustrates the scales and their positions as well the chords in their particular groups.

The course opens with some very interesting guidelines on how to practice scales. From then on, a musically enriched journey begins! From major and minor scales, seventh and diminished arpeggios and the chromatic scales, Samuel Ramos explains each topic in great detail.

Since arpeggios are lesser known to the current crop of novice musicians, this course brings them into the spotlight and highlights the key factors in training musicians to play them beautifully. They are also the standard requirement for musical examinations and grades. Upgrade your knowledge of music by adding the study of scales, chords, and arpeggios to your repertoire.

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

  Exotic Scales
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  Diatonic Arpeggio Practice
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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.