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Watch the Barefoot in Rio online guitar lesson by Peppino D'Agostino from Acoustic Poetica

This segment starts with a big six fret stretch from measure 48 through measure 50, so pay attention to my fingering to make sure that each note rings as long as possible. As you play the very last note A on measure 51 look and prepare yourself to reach the E6 in the next measure. This trick is very helpful if you don't have open strings facilitating left hand transitions. Make sure to use your l.h index finger as a pivot finger in the transition between the C#mi7 on measure 56 to the D6 on measure 57. Using fingers that are in common when you shift from one chord to another is a very useful device for precision and speed. In this particular case the l.h. index finger stays in contact with the 3rd string, first fret (G#) and slide silently to the second fret (A) as the other l.h. fingers follow to build the second chord.