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Watch the The Blue Ocean online guitar lesson by TrueFire from Acoustic Guitar Explorations

Lesson Source: Peppino D'Agostino's Acoustic Poetica

Throughout "The Blue Ocean" it is very important to keep a steady rhythm, to sustain the notes of the melody and to let the bass and chords ring around it. Pay attention to the partial bars on the 6th, 5th and 4th strings played throughout the piece either by the index, the middle or the ring of your left hand.

On measure 5, it's very important to move your left hand as soon as you play the 3rd string open in order to move quickly to the 7th fret of the 1st string just before the slide to the 9th fret.

At the end of measure 6, the F#mi chord in 7th position is stroked from higher to lower strings with the right hand ring finger in a quick semicircle motion which stops after resting the ring finger on the 6th string.

On measure 21, the F# on the second fret of the 3rd string needs to be played with a fast vibrato effect. The chord on measure 28 has to be reached with three fingers touching the fretboard at the same time while stopping the vibration of the 6th string from the previous measure with the index of your left hand.