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Classical Guitar Lessons: Sor: Progressive Pieces - Opus 44 No. 1

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Hello, and this is the first
of the Sor progressive pieces, Opus 44.
Some years ago, maybe 14 years ago, I made
a recording for
Naxos of all of, of this whole set.
And so I'd like to take you through them.
They're really very similar to the
progressive studies of opus 35 and
opus 31.
Very similar.
They start out they go through different
key areas starting with C major,
and the pieces get a little bit more
complex, but it's a great it's,
it's a great way to study pieces and
etudes in between your carcassi methods.
And some of the harder more difficult
source studies like the source
Segovia studies,
the famous sort of Segovia studies like
the D major.
Or for for
example the the famous C-major.
This is kind of I guess that thing between
those two those two areas.
So I have some fingerings that I have
suggested fingerings for
the right hand that I've written down that
I would recommend for them.
Sor has in the original facsimile
publication suggested left hand
And you'll notice that f, an example for
some measure
five five and six and seven.
You'll be playing some thumb strokes on
the third string.
And the reason I'm doing that is because
those notes that I'm having suggesting
that you play with the thumb of the right
hand are essentially of a different voice.
Kind of a, a accompaniment voice, while
the other notes in those measures
are played with I and M alternation
because they are actually
belong to a different a different line or
a different voice.
So don't be afraid in this instance to
play the treble strings with a,
with a thumb stroke.
So, here we go.
You can articulate some,
certain passages in a different way not
just the way that I played it.
For example, in measures 12 to 14 you'll
see that I stop the bass notes.
When the next treble note,
the next melody note comes up I stop the
bass notes.
That's only because they're indicated the
rhythmic value is is a quarter note,
but I think it's okay to have a little bit
of fun with that and, and
maybe on the next go-round have another
version where maybe you actually connect
those bass notes to each other, in essence
making them half notes, like this.
Which is essentially what they are.
I mean that's really a line unto itself
there in measures 12 through 13.
So you can have a, a little bit of fun
with that as a, as an alternate version.
So that's number one.
Sor progressive study number one from the
Opus 44 series.