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By John Hooper

As its title implies, there is little or no rubato in this piece, - there are some fermata (pause) markings, but these are my choice, and might not be yours.  So, the tempo is largely fixed with little-or-no variation save for those fermata.

Most of this piece can be classified as ‘short-stretch’, but bar 17 might pose a challenge for those with very small hands. If so, the two lower notes (on the 5th string) can be omitted, - they are ‘implied’ by the other notes, and so not much is lost.  There are also three other potentially difficult stretches, in bars 27, 28,  and 42, all of which feature notes held on the 1st and 5th strings, whilst playing the 3rd string.  If this poses a problem, omit the notes on the 3rd string.

A few things to note, - first the harmonics in bars 8 and 47.  Again, these are merely my choice; - there is no particular musical reason for them apart from a little contrast.  Also note bars 28 and 43, which are in 3/8 rather than 6/8. Finally, the bottom string should be tuned down to D.


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