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redman
09-03-2011, 05:26 AM
hello guys i have just started playing the Venezuela Cuatro, and could not find much sites except for some youtube videos on how to learn to play it, i live in the caribbean islands and every christmas we play a type of music called parang music, i am trying to learn what we call the parang strum can someone help me with the strum please?how many times down and up etc....

this is a link on youtube what i am trying to do, just cant get it

link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwbgwNef_BY&feature=related

thanks in advance guys, maybe a expert can help me.

bmoreuke
09-03-2011, 05:36 AM
i dont know a whole lot about the cuatro, but someone posted this link here a couple days ago, maybe it will help? in the comments on the youtube video you linked, someone said the strum he was playing was a gaita, and there are instructions here how to play a gaita strum, hopefully this helps!

http://micuatro.com/acordes/ritmos/gaita-y-danza-zuliana/

Suerte!

redman
09-03-2011, 06:09 AM
thank you very much for answering my post, i really apprecite it, hopfully someone has some more information for me, is there a link here for where i can find the gaita strum on this site? sorry but i am new to this site, thanks again Godbless

EDIT: yep after checking the link you provided to me the first guy on the youtube video link is what i think i want to learn to do, thanks again pal :)

adrianifero
09-29-2011, 11:15 AM
Hello redman, im glad I found this thread about Venezuelan Cuatro. If you want some more help to learn to play the Venezuelan Cuatro I recommend you these 3 sites:

http://tucuatro.com (lessons)
http://micuatro.com (chords)
http://camburpitnon.org (news)

Feel free to ask for any help on this regard

redman
10-02-2011, 12:22 PM
sweet, thanks alot for the info.