Well, I and all I can say is Malaquena is is difficult piece and you managed to hit all the right notes without missing a beat. I may be working on lesson 3 but I still play Malaquena several times per day and spend time working on the difficult sections. Ed is probably correct suggesting you raise the neck a bit to which I would add trying to adopt a parallel position with the left hand. From everything I have heard (from anybody who is any good at least) while eye level with the head is standard if you are going to deviate then higher is OK, lower not so good. But hey I am still desperately seeking a position where I can get a parallel attack. Not easy, at least for me.