The soloist style of play is one of the most desired methods of most persons who start to learn how to play the instrument. It is iconic to the Cuatro and takes a considerable amount of time and persistence to master. Cheo Hurtado indicates how it is that you can start off to play soloist songs.
According to Cheo Hurtado, we start off with fingerpicking one of the strings. Here is where you can choose any basic melody and play it along the F# string. This is the string which ‘sings’ when playing with the Cuatro. This is followed by playing with two strings, then three and then finally using the whole Cuatro. This is the method which is used towards building up towards playing as a soloist Cuatrista.