Hank, thanks for the advice; I am grateful.
My sheet music for this piece shows a great number of "legato" transitions; what I understand to be a "hammer-on." When I "hammer-on" the next note, I have a very difficult time in doing it at the correct tempo, and it seems, at least to my ear, to be far too quiet; I imagine its somewhat louder in front of the guitar, which is why I started with this basic recording, to see where my strengths and weakness lie, from the position where a listener would be.
I imagine there are many transcriptions of this piece out there; I'm using the one from the Hal Leonard book Masterworks for Guitar mod edit: link to commercial site removed: search halleonard for Inventory #HL 00699503. Do you have any experience with this particular transcription? I think I've found a couple of errors in it, by ear, though, I have nothing to compare it to.
I tell you, in the 15 years I've been playing with the guitar, I've developed a number of really, really bad habits - flamenco is very improvisational - and trying to.. regimen myself to play exactly in time, exactly as written, and precisely as intended is phenomenally difficult. I'm constantly having to stop myself, correct my bad habit, begin again, and try to swallow my gall and disappointment with myself. Truthfully, were I not as stubborn as I am, I'd just go back to strictly flamenco; I just can't admit to myself that I'm not smart enough, or that I can't learn, so I keep trucking on, trying to get better. And its not as though I want to perform in public. I have, but I don't get any joy from doing so; I play for me, because it makes me happy; because I feel a deep personal satisfaction and sense of accomplishment, and I don't need that validation from anyone other than myself.
Anyway, my point for bringing up this specific transcription is that it shows the legato annotation in the second and third bars, and is then repeated regularly.