Romance Part 2

In this lesson, Charlie continues with the second part of the classic piece called Romance.

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This is part 2 of our classical piece called Romance, and we now go into the key of E Major. I'll take you through it in sections as I did for the first part.

Starting off with my first finger on G# which is first fret of the G string, and G# again with our forth finger on the forth fret of the E string, and we're playing an E bass ... so, I'm playing my G#, ... second finger onto the F# ... and then the open E

Taking a look at the right hand, it's exactly the same format as we did in part one. We're playing the bass note with our thumb, we're playing with our third finger up-stroke, second finger, first finger, so we're going ... E, B, G. E bass with the thumb, E, B, G strings ...

We're now moving into a B7sus4 chord, so what I do is I barre the second fret, my third finger goes down here onto an F#, which is on the D string forth fret, my little finger onto an E which is on the fifth fret of the B string, and right hand picking I'm going from the B string up ...

So come through there, I'm playing the B7sus4 ... to my B7... take that forth finger off, and just play the C# note that I'm barring here with my first finger. So starting in my first position ... going into my second position ...

I now move all the way up to the seventh fret and bar the seventh, and I get my second finger on the G string on the eighth fret and my forth finger all the way up on the ninth fret of the E string. I'm still playing the E string as my bass, or in fact is a B note, and right hand remains the same... Notice on that note, I'm stretching all the way up to the E flat or the eleventh fret of the E string, and then back to my ninth fret of the E string or my C# note...

Ok, the next position, I've got my first finger still on the seventh fret, but only I'm only playing the one note, the B note on the E string, and I've got my second finger on the G string, ninth fret, putting my third finger on the G string, ninth fret, and although I've got this first finger sitting here on the E, I start with my forth finger here, playing a C# note sitting on the E string. I'm still playing an E base with my thumb on my right hand...

Once again stretching up to that E flat... Let's take a look at the right and left hand together on this move...

Now, for our fifth shape, we half bar the ninth fret, and we've got our little finger down here on the E string on the twelfth fret. Once again, we're hitting the E bass with our thumb on the right hand...

A little bit of a chromatic move there, going from 12 to 11 to 10 ...

This is probably the most difficult shift in the whole piece. We're going to come from this position ... and we're going to move down to the fifth fret. I've got a C# here with my second finger. That's on the G string, on the sixth fret. And, I've got a C# at the top with my forth finger all the way up onto the ninth fret. I'm still playing the E string with my thumb, but I'm now getting an A note on the E string ...

That means my third finger comes down here on the B note after I play the C# ...

Which brings us to position number 7, I'm basically barring the second fret, getting the B note, which is on the A string with my first finger, and barring it straight down, second finger is playing a B note, on the G string, third finger is playing a D#, and forth finger is playing a G#, so all of those three finger, my second, third, and forth are in the forth fret, and I'm playing the B note with my thumb, which is the A string on my right hand ... I'm getting my A note and my F#, which is my first finger right across that second fret there, which should be the F# note.

Which brings us to our final position, which is our E chord, start by picking my D string ... to my A string ... to a G# with my forth finger ... and then finally playing the E string, the G, the B and the high E ...

Giving you a close up of my right hand on that E chord ...

So, position one ...
position two ...
position three up on the seventh fret, barring the seventh ...
position four ...
position five forth finger on the 12th fret, half barring the ninth ...
moving into the sixth position, I'm barring the fifth fret ...
seventh position, moving down to my second fret, barring the second fret, playing my bass note, a B bass note on the A string ...
and the final position, my E chord ... grabbing my G# with my little finger ... on the E string.

And that completes the second part of the lovely classical piece called Romance. Some of the position changes are a little bit tricky. You need to just practice, concentrate on the actual changes and make sure they are nice and even. Have a lot of fun with the piece, it's a great piece of music. It's great fun to play. It's great to listen to.

Until next time, I'll talk to you then.

 

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