Watch the Las Palmas: Chorus Section online guitar lesson by John Knowles, C.G.P. from Fingerstyle Journals
The chorus to "Las Palmas" begins with an A on the third string. I remember working to get the melody to sing out over the accompaniment. I sound those first three melody notes with my index finger. At the same time, I play the accompaniment with thumb, middle and ring. Every now and then, you'll land on a familiar chord shape but be careful to move on without holding the chord. Let your left-hand fingers follow the melody. And of course, it helps to sing the melody as you practice.