The first two bars set the scene for this sombre piece. Give each bass note its full rhythmic value allowing each one to connect to the next and play the upper notes evenly in tone and volume. Fretting-hand fingering has been indicated. The melody starts at bar 3 - make it stand out from the accompaniment with the use of rest stroke where possible and play the accompaniment with a lighter free stroke. There is a gorgeous series of harmonies from bar 5, supporting the ascending melodic line, to a target of the A major chord in the last beat of bar 8.