CD TRACK 30
The four-bar introduction consists of an arpeggio figure where every consecutive note is played on a different string, allowing the notes to over ring slightly. The indicated picking-hand fingering is to help give a fluent technical flow. The melody begins at bar 5 – play it rest stroke wherever possible to allow it to stand out from the accompaniment. Watch out for the fretting-hand stretch at bar 8 – relax the hand and straighten and lengthen the fingers. Follow the fretting-hand fingering carefully and be sure to hold the bass note B notes in bars 10 and 11 for their full value. At bar 17 the melody is fingered differently from the first time at bar 9, in order to add a slight change of colour. At bar 21 we move to C Major – notice the last note of the bar (F#) is taken on the second string with the second finger - this makes for a tidy position shift up to the 7th-fret barre at bar 22.