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Watch the Las Palmas: Verse Section online guitar lesson by John Knowles, C.G.P. from Fingerstyle Journals

As you work your way through the verse of "Las Palmas", be sure to hang on to the bass notes. That'll keep the bass line sounding separate from the melody. And I'm still using my middle finger as a spacer when I need to skip a string like I did in the intro. So, when I put the bass line and melody back together, you can hear the two parts dance with each other. As always, a little singing will help the phrasing of the melody. I'm making an occasional barre, but I'm careful not to hang on when I don't need to. And if you've done your homework on the intro, your listeners will still hear that strumming effect. Just keep good time and their imagination will do the rest.