Watch the His Eye is on the Sparrow - 6 online guitar lesson by Richard Kiser from Gospel Fingerstyle Guitar

In the second verse although the melody is the same, the song will be played just a little differenty because you can play more open strings and let them sustain in the melody. The same will hold true to the bass since it is being played in "A". One thing you will notice when I make an "A" chord in the 2nd fret position is that my index and middle fingers are not always in the same position that manyof you have learned to make this chord. Sometimes my middle finger is on the 4th string 2nd fret, and other times I may use my index finger. Usually, the next chord or lead position that i will be playing is what will determine the way my fingers are positioned. It's not a hard and fast rule, its just how I learned to play that chord. You also will recognize a couple of basic "pull-offs" and "hammer-ons" being used in this verse. I do this to just give this verse a little different touch and contrast from the first verse. Another thing you can try on this verse is when you see me play the "E7" in a "B7" position on the 7th fret, is to do a "pull-off" on the "E" string with your pinky finger. It makes a nice touch because it fits so nicely in the melody. I did'nt play it that way in the video but I have in performances and it works, provided youre not playing it too fast.

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