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Classical Guitar Lessons: Sor: Progressive Pieces - Opus 44 No. 2

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Continuing with number 2
of the Sor progressive pieces, Opus 44.
I have some suggested right hand
fingerings that in the study materials.
The PDF will, will show them.
And, for example, in measure, in 17, 18,
19, and 20, it's perfectly okay to play
that passage all with M on the top string
or all I on the top string.
But in this case since it is
something of a, of a study.
I'm having, you know, my suggested
fingering is P, M, P, I, P, M, P.
So, P alternating with M and I, M, I like
And then one other nice little wrinkle to,
to work on with this,
so to introduce a new,
maybe a new thing for
you in your left hand.
In measure five, six, seven, measures
seven and eight.
We can introduce a little bit of a more
advanced form of damping with a left hand.
Left hand damping.
When we get to measure, when we get to
that measure, in measures seven and
eight, we have a melodic figure
Okay, that if you're staying on your tips,
as you should be when you're training,
we hear something of an unfortunate
musical [SOUND] happening where [SOUND]
this melody E
is ringing over this next melody note D.
Now the, the best way to actually damp
Like this to make a cleaner melody sound
is actually with the fingers of the the
left hand.
And so while you should study this and
let, allow those notes to ring over
each other in the pursuit of very good
mechanics and technique with the left
hand, you know, fourth finger on its tip,
a little bit on its side.
First finger without, without the inside
of the first finger,
the inside the large knuckle hugging the,
the neck.
As we we're studying a left hand placement
and movement in,
in the fundamental skills block.
You might also wanna try a couple
repetitions where you actually lean
on measure eight.
First note of measure eight, the D.
[SOUND] You can place the fourth finger a
little bit like this.
So that [SOUND] it's, it's on its tip,
[SOUND] but
then you're also [SOUND] here, if you hear
I'm playing open E string right now.
And to show you that,
that the pad of my forefinger is actually
damping it as it comes down.
So this so this,
this lesson actually introduces a little
bit of left hand damping.
So, if I bring my fourth finger down like
that, rather than entirely on it's tip,
and rather, rather than missing the string
by leaning it back a little bit, leaning
back that segment of the finger,
you can actually end up you'll actually
end up knocking out that open E.
And, this is actually musically a very
desirable sound.
So, if there's anything, you know, to take
away from this lesson and this A tune
in addition to just the, the obviously
kind of, you know, arpeggiated nature
of it it might be a good thing to try that
left hand damping, just in that spot.
Only one spot there.
Measures seven through eight.
So, here we go.
This is Allegretto, number two.
So allegretto is kind of a medium kind of
just, just under allegre allegro.
So moderately fast tempo.