Watch the Junto al Mar 5 online guitar lesson by Tierra Negra from New World Flamenco

I will demonstrate the melody for Junto al Mar slowly. I begin in 1st position using Melody Technique 2. This technique mainly uses thumb down-strokes to play a melody, although in this song I also use the index finger. Rest your (M) and (A) finger on the pickguard under the high E string to stabilize the right hand.

When I shift to 7th position to play the next segment of the melody, I switch to Melody Technique 1. I rest my thumb on the low E string for stability and play the melody with rest strokes using the index (I) and middle (M) fingers.

Finally, for the refrain, I use a thumb downstroke to play an arpeggio on the simple barre chord I play on the 5th and then the 7th frets. To create this barre chord, I press my left index finger on the top three strings of the guitar.

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