cd track 34
[General] This piece consists of just two single line parts – melody and bass line throughout. We need to use the thumb on the bass line and fingers on the melody and try as much as possible to consistently alternate the picking hand fingers. For the first eight bars there is suggested picking hand fingering indicated in the tab to help you get started. For classical players it is quite natural to play rest stroke on the first beat of the bar in a piece such as this, so for example the very first D melody could be played rest stroke in combination with a free stroke thumb on the bass note G. All the rest of the notes could also be played free stroke. This combining of rest stroke and free stroke is very common and is a technique and should be mastered. The same thing could happen on the first beat all the way up to bar 6. It adds a little emphasis and shape to each bar. Do take notice of the actual note lengths in the notation. Often the bass notes are two-beat or three-beat notes and should therefore last for the appropriate length of time. The indicated fretting hand fingering should help you to do this. [Bar 16] For the last G bass note I switch to the third fretting-hand finger to prepare the hand for the repeat, but the second time stick with the first finger as it makes more sense for the following bar.