Puerto Rican Medley …. “๐ŸŽ„ Christmas Music …. PARRANDA! ๐ŸŽ„ …. “!!

~~December 25, 2019~~


There truly are no Christmas celebrations like those in Puerto Rico. It doesn’t matter if you live on our lovely island or in the diaspora … anywhere/everywhere in the world.

Those Puerto Rican traditions we grew up with are never forgotten!

This is our typical Christmas music played by a ‘cuatro’ virtuoso.

For any Puerto Rican who stops by and for any other friend who enjoy music!



The Puerto Rican cuatro is the national instrument of Puerto Rico. It belongs to the lute family of string instruments, and is guitar-like in function, but with a shape closer to that of the violin. The word cuatro means “four”, which was the total number of strings of the earliest Puerto Rican instrument known by the cuatro name.

The current cuatro has ten strings in five courses, tuned, in fourths, from low to high B3 B2โ™ฆE4 E3โ™ฆA3 A3โ™ฆD4 D4โ™ฆG4 G4 (note that the bottom two pairs are in octaves, while the top three pairs are tuned in unison), and a scale length of 500-520 millimetres.

The cuatro is the most familiar of the three instruments which make up the Puerto Rican jรญbaro orchestra (the cuatro, the tiple and the bordonรบa).


~~Published December 11, 2011~~

Puerto Rican Medley

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About Dr. Rex

I'm originally from Puerto Rico. I was born in Santurce and raised in Rio Piedras. Have lived in Florida since 1999. I have a doctorate degree in Medicine; completed in 1976. My Internal Medicine specialty was completed in 1979. Worked for Puerto Rico's health system until 1985. At this time, I'm happily retired after working for the federal government for almost 28yrs. I want to offer any knowledge that I have to anyone "out there" who is interested. My views are liberal in almost every sense. My knowledge is "eclectic" - a bit of everything. Music and reading are my passion. Blogging has also become a very interesting endeavor. Metaphysical topics attract me. I'm interested in news reporting human issues like injustice, discrimination and abuse - the "wrongly" affected. My intention is to bring this knowledge to an understandable level and to help anyone in need. I'm open to questions and will answer them to the best of my ability. Currently working on an enterprise whose main mission will be to bring peoples of all walks of life together. To be one .... since we ALL are ONE!! The future looks bright and promising!!!

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