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Classical Guitar Lessons: Sor: Progressive Pieces - Opus 44 No. 16

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an Andante
from the
Opus 44
pieces by
Again, very tricky stuff.
There's a lot of dotted rhythms of, lots
of dotted rhythm.
In fact, one dotted rhythm in two voices,
in the second repeat of the piece right
And that's very.
[SOUND] To play a true dotted rhythm there
is [SOUND] very challenging.
You have to be very light in both the
quick and light in both the right and
left hands there.
My, my right-hand fingering recommendation
for that is M, M-I.
So A-M, M-I.
Yes, you will be doubling with the M, but
[SOUND] it's [SOUND] you could do,
you could do A, M-I, if you like, if it
makes it a little bit easier.
[SOUND] But really, the main thing is
getting [SOUND] this move here.
[SOUND] And as I've said in several other
lessons with dotted rhythms,
play the first note of the fast, of the
two fast notes.
[SOUND] In this case, the two F sharps,
[SOUND] and then the G and the E.
I'm gonna play the first two notes
And play the sec, the second pair in this
case, [SOUND] second pair of notes with a
little bit more of an accent.
[SOUND] It should just be, feel like a
gesture in the right-hand.
Shorten this note here, shorten the end
of one on this measure, [SOUND] short,
And that'll give you a little bit,
that way you can plant, [SOUND] short,
you can shorten that with your left-hand
or your right or both.
that gives you a little bit of a breathing
room before that, that very quick move.
[COUGH] I love the ending here, I just
love this.
So you you'll
notice in the performance there.
That's just a lengthening of
the appoggiatura notes.
[SOUND] The A to E.
And in in E,
over an E minor, that's an E minor chord.
And in D sharp to the E, so
as long as you keep the time and make up
the time that you,
that you took my lengthening that note.
Lengthening those appoggiatura notes,
you'll be okay.
There's a lesson on that in rubato in one
of the other blocks.
So that's number 16, the Andante by Sor.
From the Opus 44 progressive pieces.
I look forward to your videos.