zendalex -> RE: Paco tutorial 4. Time for another challenge? (Jun. 18 2021 15:49:40)
Yes, this is what I realised after seeing Ruben's video and thinking about the process. The fingers have to move somehow from one string to the next. Where does the movement and stability come from? It comes mainly from the fingers constantly being in contact with the string as they move across. The elbow and shoulder are relaxed and adjust to follow the movement of the hand, which is controlled and stabilized by the fingers.
Yes, thanks for your feedback. I think it is a subtle point, as we see everybody plants when they perform. But my amateur view of things is:
1. There is no consistency in playing on trebles vs playing on basses. If we say we should plant on whatever string - it definitely is not happening when we move to playing on basses. So the logic of planting is just not consistent.
2. Planting although gives stability takes away flexibility of hand position, when you just starting to learn. You have to compress your hand more when planting, and that stiffens the hand somewhat. Removing the planting makes (at least my amateurish hands) more relaxed.
3. When you play without rest, you achieve stability by resting the finger on apoyando. When you anchor on the 6th you do not notice if your rest on apoyando is done correctly or not - the hand is stable either way.
So to me, if you achieve stability without rest - that is a good indicator your picado is performed right.
4. Anchoring encourages you to move your fingers more aggressively and with high amplitude (at least for me). The feeling becomes similar to tremolo, but I think picado is not exactly same as tremolo, but there is just some degree of similarity, which is sure not 100%
And yes, after going through this, I am noticing anchoring naturally more and more, but I go back and forth to make sure item 3. above