Cuatro Cubano

Name: Cuatro Cubano.
Type: Chordophones > Lute > Guitarillos > Cuatro.
Hornbostel-Sachs No#: 321.321.6
Country: Cuba.
Region: Caribbean & Central America.

Description: The Cuban cuatro [cuatro Cubano, or tres cuatro], is similar to a Cuban tres, but with 4 courses of doubled strings, instead of the usual 3 courses. It is usually tuned in a reentrant tuning G4 / C4 / E4 / A4. This is also the standard tuning for ukulele.

Cuatro Cubano
G / C / E / A
G / C / E / G
A / D / F# / B

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