As you can tell, with all these added strings, many notes are now accumulating. With that being the case, don’t feel bad about steadying your pace, so that you can ensure you’ve got a good handle of each string’s notes. That’s normal, as you proceed through the guitar’s strings.
This exercise will help to internalize the notes of the D string, so you’ll be nicely prepared for the upcoming songs.
Follow Along with the Sheet Music
This course teaches using the Belwin's Guitar Method 1 book. If you'd like to have the guitar tablature (so you can hold the book in your hands and follow along by reading the sheet music), then follow this link to purchase the book: here
Be mindful of your tempo, allowing the notes to resonate for their full value
Fret the notes by placing your fingertip as close behind the fret as possible (though you can be slightly further behind if your hand stretch is limited)
Maintain proper finger-to-fret assignment (1st fret for the 1st finger, 2nd fret for the 2nd finger, and so on)
Use your fingertips rather than fingerpads
Internalize the D string’s notes