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CLIP 6799

Latin American rhythms on the cuatro

Latin American rhythms on the cuatro
Key Info
  • Latin American rhythms on the cuatro
  • Duration: 1:16
  • Jacqueline Castro Ravelo demonstrates Latin American rhythms in the cuatro. She reflects on why she enjoys playing the cuatro - she particularly likes its relatively high pitch range. The cuatro is a popular instrument, used principally for accompaniment in Venezuelan music.
  • Subject:



    Latin American

  • Keywords: Latin America, instruments, accompaniment, pitch, Travels With Music
Ideas for use in class
  • A comparison with guitar accompaniment in Western music.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 4x3

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