How many times have you told yourself that you should learn to play an instrument before it gets too late? And how many times have you put off your first lesson because you just don’t have the time, or because you don’t know where to go? When you learn online, you eliminate the need to go looking for lessons because everything can be accomplished in the comfort of your own home, at your schedule.
For many people, learning to play a musical instrument may seem intimidating, especially for those who are a bit older. It may seem like it is a difficult to play, but once you have your first lesson, you will realize it is not as hard as it looks.
Our online courses are designed in such a way that you start off slowly, stepping up the pace as you build up confidence and skill. Learning at your own pace allows you to master each lesson plan before you’re ready to move on. This means that you will have all the concepts you need before you move on to the next lesson, which increases your ability to be more proficient at playing.
After your first beginner lesson, you will be eager to take your next lesson. In no time at all, you can be playing like an expert for your family and friends.
4Jibaro specializes in providing lessons and learning guides for those who wish to become more proficient in playing a musical instrument with a Latin flavor. Our programs are designed for beginners and advanced players or everyone that wants to refine their musical skills.
This series is the fruit of years of loving effort, intensified by a single-minded dedication to revive the Puerto Rican Cuatro. This learning system is a culmination of sorts for Samuel Ramos, proud Puerto Rican and Cuatro player, in his efforts to renew the heritage of Puerto Rico and its musical elements.
BONUS: Improvisation Techniques for the Cuatro by Fabiola M. Mendez—designed to introduce the basic concepts of improvisation and provide with a systematic approach to developing a your next solo.
BONUS: Guitar 101: Beginner Lessons for Guitar—this course teaches you everything you need to learn, right from the beginning.
BONUS: Beginner Guitar Songs—the ultimate songbook for the beginner's guitar course.
BONUS: Tiple 101: Beginner Lessons for Tiple—the course is perfect for basic beginners.
BONUS: Glossary: Music Terms, Technique and Slang for Beginners—find the definition to most of the common music related terms you’ll come across when learning how to play a musical instrument.
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"I love that in one short lesson you can learn by listening, music notation and tablature. You also learn a song where you can use the notes just reviewed as well as some music theory and history. You can also download the song and practice it anywhere. Excellent! Thank you for the time and effort to put this together!"
- Sandra I. Alvarez
"I took a chance with this online course. After 10 days of consistent practice, I can say that I have made more progress that I expected. I have always dreamed of playing the cuatro but was never able to make the time for it. It is a personal goal but I also believe it should be a collective goal to ensure that the musical tradition is kept alive."
- Reynaldo Cordero
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!