PLAY­ING TIPS

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Guitar Techniques - - PLAY -

[Bars 1-16] Aim to play this piece nice and smoothly with as much sus­tain as pos­si­ble. The top melody notes can be played with a gen­tle rest stroke; just push them out slightly from the ac­com­pa­ni­ment. Pick­ing hand fin­ger­ing is in­di­cated with a sug­ges­tion for the first four bars. In bar 3 mute the low D from ring­ing through from the pre­vi­ous bar – I do this with the thumb im­me­di­ately af­ter play­ing the first beat. Watch out for the awk­ward fret­ting-hand stretch at bar 5 – try to re­lax your hand and lengthen the fin­gers. Bar­res will be needed in bars 9 to 12 and watch out for the po­si­tion shift from bar 14 go­ing into 15.

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