[Bars 1 – 15] The opening triplets are played with alternating first finger and picking hand thumb, starting with the first finger so that the thumb lands on the first beat of the bar giving it a slight accent. At bar 4 the triplets are ‘strummed’ across the two lowest strings with the first finger only. The first of each triplet is played with an upstroke, giving the whole beats a stronger downstroke. This continues into bar 5 across three strings.
[Bar 6] The melody is straight forward. At bar 7 the fretting hand’s second finger can remain in contact with the third string for the whole bar. On the last D note of bar 8, let go of the barre and play the D with the tip of the first finger for an easy shift to the C chord in the next bar. Watch out for the grace notes at bars 8 and 12 – the first is a hammer and the second is a slide. Triplets occur again at bar 13 with indicated picking hand fingering for tidy technique.