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Classical Guitar Lessons: Sor: Progressive Pieces - Opus 44 No. 11

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[MUSIC]
Number
11
from
Opus
44 by
Fernando
Sor,
the
progressive.
We're continuing our series with the
progressive pieces.
And so this is we, we he goes,
he goes into the relative minor after
spending a few pieces in G major.
Now he goes to the relative minor for
something in E minor.
[COUGH] And really just the, the, you
know,
the main thing really here is the dotted
rhythms to just practice that.
It's another opportunity to practice that
we've had several already.
Where not just in the series, but in other
pieces from the classical era.
[MUSIC]
One that's really hard is that one,
I think, really, the fourth measure,
[MUSIC]
because it's
not merely
[MUSIC]
a single line, you also have to,
[SOUND] you have to also, to play the mel,
the harmony note on the open G string.
The open third string.
So that should be finger, [SOUND] the,
with the right-hand, as [SOUND] M, A, I.
[SOUND] So that may be a move you wanna
practice if it's new for you.
[MUSIC]
Not easy.
[MUSIC]
Remember our previous lessons in
the curriculum about playing Dada rhythms.
You wanna, [SOUND] you almost wanna treat
the move in the right-hand as if it's
one gesture, with the, with the sixteenth
note.
So the, the, the fast one, the fast note
being played very lightly, and
then the second note, the one that comes
right after the,
the fast note in this case, the sixteenth,
[SOUND] into the quarter note,
the quarter note should be played with a
little bit more emphasis.
[MUSIC]
Like that.
[SOUND] And that can, that can help it not
feel like you're so
much like you're playing fast, you know,
two fast notes.
[SOUND] And this is a nice moment here.
[MUSIC]
I've got a really cool left-hand finger
preparation.
I'm not always that big on preparing
left-hand fingers in advance and
sliding them in to place but I think here
is a very useful exam,
an example of where it's a very useful
tool.
And it's measure nine.
[MUSIC]
We have to actually shift down two
positions to continue [SOUND] our melody.
[SOUND] And this is one of those spots
where it's just, the,
the passage is very, very easy.
[MUSIC]
What would normally be difficult with
the shift is very easy [SOUND] by actually
[SOUND] lightly [SOUND]
placing your fourth finger on the fifth
fret of the first string,
[MUSIC]
right here.
[SOUND] And then simply sliding it into
place,
that way it won't feel like you're
shifting and trying to grab that
grab that G with the fourth finger on the
first string just out of nowhere.
[SOUND] So that's what this is a good
example of, I think,
of really, of a, of a very useful
left-hand advanced preparation.
[MUSIC]
Measure ten, just again, some of the type
setting back in these days is not really,
didn't really,
visually, doesn't always visually look
right.
The the notes here are, [SOUND] that
three-note chord is played together.
[SOUND] The next note [SOUND] on the, on
the facsimile edition the,
the second beat is, is a [SOUND] open D.
The third beat [SOUND] is the F sharp.
[MUSIC]
And then the three-note the three notes
played together at the end is the fourth
beat.
If you look very closely, you'll see that
that's indeed what it is,
based on the rhythmic values that the the
notes have been assigned.
Okay, that's number 11 on Dante from Opus
44.
[MUSIC]