One great tip to take home with you which comes out of this seminar presented by Cheo Hurtado is whenever you happen to make a mistake, here is a way out……you turn off the Cuatro by covering the strings and re-position yourself until you are back on track. There is nothing wrong with doing this as long as you avoid playing 10 measures of this. Whenever playing, if we do make a mistake we should avoid stopping at all costs. So this is a great way on how to get out of a difficult situation.
For all players this is acceptable, it is conducted by everyone. In the competitions, this is something which is not accepted however unless it forms part of the musical piece being performed. For all Cuatro students, make use of it as this is a golden tip.