Lesson 6: The practice of plucking the first open string
The practice of plucking the first open string This practice is much paramount because during the process, player's concentration has been under a great attention of listening to the sound.

This has affected to the ability of controlling the ways the right fingers work without worrying of the left fingers.

Three elements are needed to be paid attention for the practice of plucking the open string as follows.

Tone Quality
The produced sound must be such qualitative as nice, soft and each finger should bring similar tones of sound. In fact, either soft or hard sound when they get fixed to those songs, they will be reckoned as good quality. However, this lesson is focussed on striking the open string, not playing the songs so its sound must be constantly clear without shrill or hard sound.

This should be practiced until it comes from feeling which control is unnecessary any longer.

Intensity
The each produced sound must be clear.

Connection of Sound
The equal distance of sound is the must either fast songs or slows songs.

These three rules must be all applied to plucking strings. When it becomes just as your natural habit, then, only feeling of song or the so-called song emotion is required.

In turn, the fullest of the song's feeling is still partially successful which the three rules above are the lacks of it.

Striking the open strings is the first basic which needs to be achieved before playing mutually with the left fingers because the difficulty will begin when the right fingers and the left fingers go together. The unskilled right fingers causes confusion so focusing on the both cooperative two hands is necessary for a good control.

Plucking the first open string: the P finger must be placed on the fifth string while the left side touching on the sixth string for protecting vibration of the fifth string and the sixth string.
 

This vibration comes from the MI sound of the first string affecting to the two notes of 5 which it 's the lower sound of the MI sound (the LA sound or A sound).

That's to say the fifth string is the LA sound. Therefore, if the first string is stroked without placing the P finger on the fifth string, then, it will cause vibration because the fifth string and the sixth string provoke the wave of sound.

By this way, despite pressing the first string for stopping its vibration, the sound of the fifth string and the sixth string have still worked which cause the overlapped sound between the new plucked sound and this old sound.

The initial practice needs to be paid particular attention to it as the strict rules. This must be done in a relaxed manner only.

The exercises for the practice of plucking the open strings (the rest stroke style - the first string)
1. Im .....
2. mi .....
3. am .....
4. ma .....
5. ia .....
6. ai .....
7. ima .....
8. ami .....
9. iam .....
10. aim .....
11. mia .....
12. mai .....