PLAY­ING TIPS

Guitar Techniques - - LESSON | VIDEO -

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.

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