PLAY­ING TIPS

Cd track 50

Guitar Techniques - - SALUT D'AMOUR EDGAR ELGAR -

[Bars 1-24]

Af­ter a two-bar intro the main melody be­gins. The in­di­cated pick­ing hand fin­ger­ing is how I played it on the demonstration record­ing. Wher­ever pos­si­ble I use rest stroke on the melody notes to make them stand out and I use a light free stoke on all the non-melody notes. The use of a half-barre is fre­quently needed to accommodate both the melody and ac­com­pa­ni­ment notes – for in­stance bars 3 and 4 and bars 11 and 12. Pay at­ten­tion to the bass notes and make sure the two-beat notes get their full value. At bar 35 we move to F ma­jor.

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