Puerto Rican Cuatro Method: Samuel Ramos

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For the musical at heart, the Puerto Rican Cuatro Method Vol. 1 book is a boon! From the moment you leaf through it, you're hooked. This beautifully written book is authored by noted guitarist and Cuatro player, Samuel Ramos and has been edited by Luis Torres. The Metodo de Cuatro Puertorriqueno is a bilingual book in its entirety. Each page has been transcribed in two languages - English and Spanish. A befitting testament to the beautiful heritage of Puerto Rico!

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Overview

For the musical at heart, the Puerto Rican Cuatro Method Vol. 1 book is a boon! From the moment you leaf through it, you're hooked. This beautifully written book is authored by noted guitarist and Cuatro player, Samuel Ramos and has been edited by Luis Torres. The Metodo de Cuatro Puertorriqueno is a bilingual book in its entirety. Each page has been transcribed in two languages - English and Spanish. A befitting testament to the beautiful heritage of Puerto Rico!

If you are a novice and are eager to learn from the best, don't fret for lack of opportunity! This book is prolific in its explanations and instructions, keeping it simple from start to finish. The book covers everything from theory, scales and chords to danzas and classical music.

The book is perfect for basic beginners. It starts where you would want to - parts of a Cuatro and posture while playing a Cuatro. These seemingly simple steps are the foundation to being one of the best!

The book has been written in the notation and tablature formats. Each song bears the chords that are to be used. All time favorites find themselves in the pages -from Jingle Bells and Twinkle, Twinkle to The Star Spangled Banner. The forte of this book is its stress on the step-by-step instruction guide that helps you along in a proactive manner. That way, you don't skip the really important matters!

Features:

Step-by-step learning
Complete guide that starts from the beginning
Bilingual - English and Spanish
Authored and edited by noted Cuatro Musicians
Simple and easy to follow

For a fun filled journey to learn the Cuatro, and through it the beautiful Puerto Rican heritage, don't go further than this book! You have already found the Holy Grail of Cuatro Learning!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781468118094
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/28/2011
  • Pages: 90
  • Sales rank: 1,133,018
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Ramos, born in Lajas, Puerto Rico, started playing the guitar with his father at the age of 12. At the age of 15, he discovered the cuatro and began taking lessons with Norton Torres. As a high school student, he joined the school's rondalla (an instrumental group) playing both guitar and cuatro.
Samuel holds a BA in music education from Antillean Adventist University in Mayag├╝ez, Puerto Rico, with a major in classical guitar. He studied under the tutelage of Dr. Jacques Landre. In 1999, he recorded his first instrumental CD for solo guitar, Meditando en la Cruz (Meditating on the Cross),
He joined the faculty of the Juan Morel Campos Performing Arts School in Ponce,as a strings instructor. He later became an assistant professor of guitar at the Inter-American University of San German, Puerto Rico. He also served as a public school music teacher for 6 years in Lajas, Puerto Rico
Samuel resides in Winter Haven, Florida with his wife Brenda and two sons, and currently teaches elementary music for the Polk County School of Florida.
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