Watch the Sound Sailing online guitar lesson by Brooks Robertson from Essentials: Boom-Chick Fingerstyle Etudes

When learning and eventually performing "Sound Sailing", remember to take your time. Strive for good, rich tone and a very easy going pulse. First start by working on the introduction, the parallel sixths section on the top strings. As you memorize small pieces (2 - 4 bars) at a time, move on chronologically through the song, taking additional time to get the more difficult parts. Especially in the intro section, it's okay to play more rubato, out of time if that works better for you. When you get into the A section of the tune, notice how the melody reflects the title, as if you were slowly saying it out loud, "Sound Sailing". The B section of the song is a little more challenging to play and will likely take some additional time to get under your fingers.

As you work through the arrangement, focus your attention to what the right hand is doing, making sure you're doing it the same way I've showed you. Then rewind and watch again, this time focusing on what's happening with the left hand, are your fingerings looking similar, and most importantly is there a sense of fluidity in the way you're playing it? Don't forget to reference the tabs and notation when necessary.