|Lesson 4: Plucking with the right fingers and how to shape the fingernails|
There are 2 kinds of plucking with the right fingers.
1. The rest stroke style is the way of plucking any strings that let the striking hand rest on the neighbouring string. The rest stroke style gives a clearer sound than the free stroke style, so, this has become more popular for composing songs so as to highlight the contents or melodies, then, songs will be nicer.
2. The free stroke style This way allows players to pluck by any fingers which the striking finger must pluck upward, toward the palm without resting or touching other strings. This style will give a lower voice than the rest stroke style and usually it isn't suitable for melodies or the garden as a background, on the one hand, the atmosphere of songs.
Reminding that the rules about the purposes of the rest stroke style
and the Free stroke style are flexible and need to be adapted to the
idea that players should listen to its sound so that then, they could
choose the most fit style instead of relying on the fixed rules. Or even
sometimes either of them doesn't exist in the songs, for example, you
actually knew that the rest stroke style isn't be existed while the free
stroke style gives a nicer choice. To be more precise, this example will
There are 2 styles of it, the first and popular one is circle style
and the other is the square with round edge.