Purpose: To check the condition of the nails and to make sure the fingers are plucking correctly.
Instructions: Place the fingers in prepared position one (p on the fourth string, i on the third string, m on the second string, a on the first string). play four notes with each finger while the other fingers are anchored on the strings.
• are your fingers are going into palm of the hand? (except thumb)
• are the fingers moving through the string with no resistance?
• are you producing the best tone possible?