Developing alternation with "a"by Alan Hirsh
Remembrance is a p,i,a,i,a,i arpeggio study. Before playing, make sure you’ve mastered free-stroke alternation on two strings. This requires two important techniques: the sympathetic and opposed finger motions.
Another right-hand technique needed for Remembrance involves playing a and p simultaneously. This first occurs at m. 12, and later at mm. 40, 49, and 50.
The left-hand involves both simple and somewhat challenging fingerings. Where there is challenge, always isolate and clarify by blocking the left hand alone, either strumming or simplifying the right hand. For example, consider mm. 9-12:
After thoroughly pre-reading Remembrance, begin your study, working one phrase at a time if necessary. For more on the p,i,a,i,a,i apreggio, see The Shearer Method Book I, Classic Guitar Foundations, p.125-35. Other studies that apply this arpeggio may also be found in Sheet Music section of the Shearer Studio.