Guitar Techniques - - ALBENIZ -

[Bars 1-14] This is quite a chal­leng­ing piece, so break it down into sec­tions and learn one sec­tion at a time slowly and care­fully. When you have each sec­tion un­der your fin­gers, start to join them to­gether. It may take quite a lot of prac­tice GUITAR to achieve TECH­NIQUES tech­ni­cal MAGAZINEse­cu­rity and 2 flow,6 9 so be pa­tient! The piece be­gins with a four-bar in­tro that al­ter­nates be­tween Dm and A (over the pedal D note)

Bb), with a flat­tened 9th (the which gives it its sul­try Span­ish mood. The main tune starts on the last two qua­vers beats of bar 4. Wher­ever pos­si­ble play the melody rest stroke with a full tone and fol­low the fret­ting-hand fin­ger­ing. The ac­com­pa­ni­ment notes and chords should be played lightly with free stroke. Watch out for the two ar­ti­fi­cial har­mon­ics in bar 12.

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