Left Hand Pizzicato
For open strings, any left hand finger can be used to pluck the string but for a stopped pitch, the little finger is most often used with the first finger stopping the pitch. The reason for this is that the little finger is furthest from the first and will allow for the most sustain. Using either the second or third fingers will produce a shorter sustain much like a sul ponticello articulation (see below).
Dynamic Range: pp-mf
Special Notes: Difficult over fast passages.