Apoyando Technique

Course: Cuatro Method for Sight Reading – Volume 1

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This technique will be used throughout the exercises, so practice it carefully as it will help you to develop independence and strength  in the fingers later on. See the figure



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The technique can be used on all strings but in this case we will use it on the 2nd string

Step 1. Put your index(i) on the 3rd string like the illustration  and then pluck



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Step 2 : after plucking the finger should rest on the 2nd string


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Step 3: middle finger (m) on the 2nd string and pluck as you plucked with the index and rest this finger on the 3rd string also


Step 4: repeat  this a couple of times




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