Four Venezuelans from Luthier
This traditional Venezuelan Four Luthier model, with a vibrant string length of 550 mm, 30 mm shorter than the modern shot, has a timbre that privileges the soft and sweet tone over the strong and sharp.
History of the Venezuelan Four
The Venezuelan four, The Four is a Venezuelan musical instrument that is a distant relative of the old European guitars. This consists, as the name suggests, of four strings. It is used in both rural and urban areas of the country. It was originally used as an accompaniment to milking songs, which was what gave rise to the Venezuelan tune. Not to be confused with the current four Puerto Ricans of five orders and ten metal ropes. also called four plainsmen, four traditional, four Creole or just four, is a pulsed string instrument that has four orders tuned due to: the, re, fa, and yes, the peculiar tuning—not entirely ascending—is a very distinctive element of other string instruments. It belongs to the family of the old Spanish guitars and guitarrillas, is of small size and owes its name to the number of strings it possesses. Not to be confused with the current four Puerto Ricans of five orders and ten metal ropes.
It is a typical instrument and the most emblematic of Venezuelan music. It is used in both rural and urban areas. Its nylon strings produce a beautiful, melancholy but sober sound. It is executed as an accompanying instrument or as a solo instrument. This latest form of execution has undergone remarkable development in recent decades.
In Venezuela it runs almost all of the folk music genres: the gaita zuliana, the calypso of El Callao, the carols, the aguinaldos and the parranda, the galleon, the polo, the jota, the malaga, the waltz, the meringue, the gun music, the peasant music, the double step, the fulía, the tune, the polka, the orchid rhythm, the emblematic harp joropo , four and maracas, among others.
Some Links of Interest
The history of the Venezuelan Four #1. I walk from renaissance guitar to Venezuelan Four.
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