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Scales, Modes, and Chords for Cuatro

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. 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 currently the Instructional Technologist for the University of San Diego in Southern California. He holds a Bachelors in Music Education from Antillean Adventist University, and his Masters in Educational Media Design and Technology from Full Sail University.

He has served as a music teacher for 14 years and as Assistant professor in the Guitar Department at the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico. Recently served as the Instructional Designer for Taylor Guitars in San Diego, California, designing online content for their internal and external learning platforms.

Between teaching jobs, Samuel authored several instructional books and guides for learning several instruments including the Puerto Rican cuatro, guitar, and mandolin among many others.

In his spare time, Samuel designs instructional content for his online community and blog at 4jibaro.com, a place where Puerto Rican music is the focal point. He constantly strives to increase awareness of Puerto Rican music and its heritage. With music as his wand, he attempts to transform the world, one cuatro at a time!


Class 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.