This is a little classical piece called Romance. I'll break this into two sections. This will
be the first section. An extremely good piece for working on the consistency of your right hand.
I will break it up into sections, so let's get started.
Probably the first thing that we need to look at here are the fingers on the right hand. We're
playing pretty much third finger, second finger, first finger going from the E string to the B
string to the G string in reverse here, so we start with the third, then the second and then the
first. We're playing an E bass note with our thumb when we strike the E note at the top with our
first finger, so we create this motion, thumb and third finger, second finger, first finger...
Now a really good idea would be to just practice that motion. I do have my little finger sitting
on a B note which is on the seventh fret to create the required note that we want, and simply play
through that. Develop that motion because that's basically what you're going to be playing throughout
the whole piece...
It's in 3/4 time, so it's the first beat of the bar, on the 'one', that we play our bass note, and
the rest of the time, we just simply play a triplet through first, second and third. So we get:
one-two-three, one-two-three, one-two-three ...
With my left hand I'm simply playing a B note... moving to an A note with my second finger on the
fifth fret, moving down to a G note again with my second finger. So I play ... and once again at tempo ...
The next group of notes are G, F#, E, F#, G and then back to our B ... once again at tempo ...
Let's put sections one and two together ...
In the third section of this piece we're right up on the 12th fret with our forth finger and we
play that set of triplets three times ... moving down from E ... to D ... and then finally C. Put
all that together for you ...
In section four, we are half barring the fifth fret, so basically, we're going from, if you like,
the G string right through to the top E. Our forth finger is going to be up on the eighth fret on
the first string, and we are going to play an A bass, so now we'll get ... third finger on the B
note, and then finally it's just the three notes we are barring with our A bass note...
Now on our fifth section, we are going to bar the seventh fret right across, we're going to put
our second finger on what is the D# note, or if you like, on the eighth fret of the G string. I'm
going to place my third finger underneath that, of the eighth fret of the E string ... Now my forth
finger is going to stretch up and play the E flat note, that's on the eleventh fret ... again striking
my bass note when I play that E flat note... back to my C note which is on the eighth fret, once again
with that third finger ... and that completes the fifth section...
Section six ... we bass with my B note, A note, G note, bass again with my G
note ... it's an E bass each time...
The next section seven, we are into a B7 chord. For those of you that don't know it, second finger
on my B note, second fret of the A string, my first finger on the D string first fret, third finger
on the A note which is the G string second fret, and forth finger on the F# which is the first string
second fret, and I'm going to be using the B as my bass this time, which is on the A string ... I play
through that once, same right hand ... notice the second time through, I move my little finger, my forth
finger, up to the G note from the F#, and then back to the F# from the G ...
For the final part, we're going to be playing and E chord... and what we're actually doing there is
moving our bass part. We'll still use the same fingers on the right hand which are our third, second
and first to play our triplet, but we have our moving bass part going through with our thumb. I'll
show you that right hand in a second, but this is what it sounds like ... at tempo ...
Ok, so let's break that down into those sections: section one ... section two ... section three ...
section four ... section five ... section six ... section seven, our B7 chord ... and finally section
eight, our E chord with our moving bass part...
Once again, extremely important for you to establish your right hand. We really want to get that to
work automatically, we don't want to have to think about that as we're moving through each section.
Be patient with it, it's a lovely piece. If you can work your way through it, and I'm sure you will.