Advanced Marking & Finger Picking

Course: Introduction to Advanced Cuatrista Techniques

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A Different Approach to Playing

With all of the variations with the strumming techniques, aren’t we forgetting something? Well, the Cuatro also happens to be a string instrument which can be played the traditional way making use of the finger picking. This too comes in all shapes and forms, from a very simply plucking of the string to a complex coordination of playing with both hands.

In this lesson we will take a look at what different techniques can be made use of to enhance your finger picking as well as the marking of strings. Marking can also be considered a form of play as it has a tremendous effect on the pieces that you play. Once particularity we can mention, is the introduction of the concept whereby you can make use of your thumb to help mark chords. The Cuatro allows for this to be possible as it has a smaller neck than its significantly larger cousins.

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