ONE OF THE things I enjoy when arranging classical pieces for guitar is the vast number of totally ‘un-guitaristic’ fingerings and ideas you can come across – we certainly aren’t in pentatonic/blues scale’ land anymore here that’s for sure! Furthermore, you can often tell when a particular guitarist has been influenced by or also plays other instruments – particularly keyboards. Take Edward Van Halen for example – he had a classical piano upbringing and it shows in his music. This particular section is a real fretting-hand challenge. As always, the best advice I can offer is to memorise the notes and then work them up to speed, as and when it feels comfortable to do so. You can also record yourself playing each part over the supplied backing tracks to put your playing accuracy under the microscope.