Watch the Hommage a Manitas 5 online guitar lesson by Tierra Negra from New World Flamenco

This is a simple, traditional melody played in first position.

For the first half of the song, we will use Melody Technique 2. This technique uses just the thumb to play a melody. Wedge your (M) and (A) finger under the high E string to stabilize the right hand. Note how the use of hammer-ons add to the percussive quality of the melody.

For the second half of Hommage, use Melody Technique 1. Rest your right thumb on the low E string to stabilize your hand, and play the melody with the index (I) and middle finger (M) of the left hand. Immediately after plucking each string, rest the finger on the next string.