The opening chord G7#9 chord is played rubato (out of time). On the backing track there are four clicks to count you in; just remember to stretch the notes past their normal values. You’ll need to fret the fourth and fifth strings by angling your third finger carefully across both. There are five more clicks (the last click is beat one) marking the start of the second bar and the double-stop lick. Listen carefully for these while you’re sustaining that G7#9 chord.
Eb The tone bend on the third string ( to F on beat three) falls naturally under your first finger, but you’ll achieve greater accuracy and control if you bend with your second. Return to the 8th fret position by using your third finger to fret the C in the following bar.
Watch out for the ‘mid lick’ position jump at the end of this bar. Use your third finger to move to C on the 13th fret immediately bending it up a tone to D. Hold the bend while you add the F on the first string with your fourth finger, re-picking the second string where indicated.