[ Bar 1] The first beat of bar one is played like a spread chord, but ending with the thumb re- plucking the E note on the third string – picking- hand GUITAR fingering is TECHNIQUES indicated. This gives 2 3 3 the effect of making that first E melody GUITAR note stand TECHNIQUES out from the chord 2 3 and 3 subsequent repeating upper chords, and draws the listener to the melody. The melody then continues in bar 2, and is played with the thumb, which keeps its tone and projection consistent. E E E [ Bar 3] The triplet in bar 3 is, in most arrangements, played completely legato ( hammer- on pull- off) but some people find this very awkward because of the second and third fingers holding down the B and G# on the top two strings. I have therefore offered the solution of only the hammer- on and not the pull- off. It is possible to still make the triplet sound legato, but is slightly easier technically. This is entirely optional, of course.