Holding the Tres Cubano

Course: Tres Cubano Basics. Learn to play this Cuban instrument

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To hold a Tres Cubano, place the instrument on your lap with the neck of the Tres Cubano resting on your left thigh. Use your left hand to hold the neck of the Tres Cubano and position your thumb behind the neck, with your index, middle, and ring fingers on the front of the neck.

Your right hand should be positioned over the strings, with your thumb behind the strings and your index, middle, and ring fingers ready to pluck the strings.

The Tres Cubano should be held at a comfortable angle that allows you to reach all strings and frets easily. It may take some time to find the best position, so experiment with different hand and body positions until you find one that feels comfortable and allows you to play the Tres Cubano easily.

Why is it essential to hold the Tres Cubano correctly

Holding the Tres Cubano correctly is crucial because it allows you to play the instrument efficiently and effectively. When the Tres Cubano is held correctly, your hands and fingers will be in the correct position to play the strings, making producing a good sound easier.

Additionally, holding the Tres Cubano correctly helps prevent strain and discomfort, making playing the instrument more enjoyable and allowing you to practice for extended periods.

In short, proper technique and a good playing position are essential for playing the Tres Cubano well, so it is vital to hold the instrument correctly.

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