The Valse was very sweet and beautiful, even w/out the damping. I didn't notice that damping was needed until right before I recorded it, so I hadn't been playing it that way either. But I do like the damping effect, although it is difficult. You were leaving out the note right before the g# at the end of the melody, I think it's an e (open high e string) right after the low E in the bass.
On the damping I was trying to connect the damp with the NEXT note so that it occurred right before the next note is played. Not the way I normally damp, usually I think of it as an extension of the played note that is now being damped. This makes the note duration a bit longer than an eighth note, but I felt that damping the other way was for me to short of a duration, and probably cheated the actual eighth note. But in the way I actually played it I didn't succeed in doing this longer duration all the time.
Guitarras: 1973 Manouk Papazian (Spruce/Morado), two I have built, and an old Telesforo Julve parlor size