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Guitar Techniques - - PLAY CLASSICAL -

[bars 1-12] The melody be­gins straight away with a triplet ac­com­pa­ni­ment. The triplets need to flow so that we can feel the two beats per bar. The melody should stand out a lit­tle from the ac­com­pa­ni­ment so use a gen­tle rest stroke where pos­si­ble and try the in­di­cated pick­ing hand fin­ger­ing. In bar 2 be care­ful not to al­low the open first string semi-qua­ver to over ring - try mut­ing it with the side of your fret­ting-hand first fin­ger on beat 2. Watch out for the slightly stretchy Dsus4 chord at bar 7 and make sure you have enough pres­sure with the fret­ting third fin­ger to avoid buzzing. [Bars 13-24] Af­ter a re­peat of the first sec­tion we move to Em at bar 17. There is in­di­cated fret­ting-hand fin­ger­ing for the next few bars so fol­low this care­fully. At bar 18 we need barre chords at the 5th fret and then the 7th fret with some stretchy fourth fin­ger work.

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