4. Hand Strums Lute, Left
l. Relax and 1ower the waist as the upper part of the body turns slightly to the left, and move the right foot half a step forward, ball of foot on the floor behind the left foot. At the same time, move the 1eft hand in an arc inward and downward in front of the left hip, change the right hook hand into a palm, and following the body turn, swing it horizontally inward and forward in front of the body, palm oblique up. Look straight ahead. (Fig. 17)
(2) Shift the weight backward, right foot on the floor, and move the left foot slightly forward, hee1 on the floor and knee slightly bent to form the left empty step. At the same time, move the right hand back, elbow bent, as the waist turns slightly to the right, and turn the palm downward while the 1eft hand moves in an arc outward, forward and upward. Then relax and lower both arms with a combined force, left palm rightward with fingers pointing up at the nose, and right palm stopping in front of the chest, palm facing the left elbow. Look at the left hand. (Fig. 18)
Points for attention: When the right foot lands, place the ball of the foot on the floor and then bring the whole foot slowly to the floor as the weight is shifted backward. In moving the step, raise the heel first and then the whole foot gently. Apply the force gently and evenly when landing or raising the feet. Do not stamp or hammer the floor suddenly.