Here we will get to some of the most fundamental strumming techniques relating to the Cuatro and any string instrument in need of strumming of course. Although people tend to place a lot of focus on the descending and ascending frenado, the Floreo strum is one which is a wonderful tool to through into your playing whenever you please. So this should not be overlooked…..they are all important and the more strumming techniques you know, the better.
This is a strumming master class including an important exercise on how to practice these and maintain the rhythm at the same time. It is complicated to interchange the strumming techniques which will be reviewed in lessons to come especially when we start to speed things up a bit in terms beats per minute (bpm).
- Master the descending frenado
- Master the ascending frenado
- Execute the strums on specific counts
- Be able to make use of the floreo strum