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Cuatro with a ‘Q’

Cuatro with a Q

A couple of customers came to visit today, one to collect her new Venezuelan Cuatro and the other to see what his will be like.

In the fist clip, Jennifer Maidman and Geoffrey Richardson, members of the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, play a Penguin Cafe Classic, ‘Paul’s Dance’.  Jennifer is playing a Tenor Ukulele she purchased from us a while back. It is tuned  a D F# B, as is the Cuatro.

The second clip is taken from the ‘jam’ session they proceeded perform and on this occasion Jennifer plays my ‘Cool Hand Uke’ a Tenor with a low G string, but tuned ADF#B.

 

Many thanks to both of them for the impromptu concert.

Ukulele tuning for beginners

A typical electronic tuner

A post in the forum at UKFolkies made me look at videos on youtube for instructions suitable for beginners. Yes, there are plenty there, using both electronic tuners and tuning by ear. Unfortunately though, the ones I trawled through always missed one or two relevant points. So here is my take on the subject… Continue reading Ukulele tuning for beginners