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Classical Guitar Lessons: Sor: Progressive Pieces - Opus 44 No. 24

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And that's,
a waltz to close the set of
progressive pieces opus 44.
That's number 24 in the set.
And this is, really one of the, the
tougher pieces in, in the whole set.
It involves a lot of some new things
perhaps for you if you're,
if you're running into this piece from
other areas in the curriculum.
[COUGH] One thing for us to be aware of is
in the pick up the very the,
the right at the top of the piece the pick
up to measure
that's, that's called a slur slide.
There may be other terms for
that, but that's the one that I learned,
slur slide.
It's a slur.
So instead of playing a regular slur like
one, two, it's,
you're sliding from, with one finger.
In this case one.
And not rearticulating the second note.
And it should basically sounds like a
regular slur.
But [COUGH] slur slides are used often to
facilitate a certain left-hand fingering.
So, that, that may be a new one for you
here, if you're coming in to here.
And that's a tough move.
I mean that's kind of, it's very quick and
it has to be very light.
One, two, three, four, five, let's measure
So, I recommend a fingering of one, one,
four, one.
I think it's a lot easier to just do a
one, two, four, two.
Some of you may find his fingering a lot
easier but,
my preferred choices, of fingering is one,
two, four, two.
And then using a three [COUGH] on the
A-major chord that follows it.
that may be from years and
years of practicing that.
Opus 9, the ver,
Thesor's probably most popular and famous
concert piece.
Right in the theme it has that exact same,
figuration, that exact same move.
One two four two.
that's the one I'm most comfortable with
going into the B
Again, a dotted 16th, 30 second figure
Just do your best.
To make it sound like a dotted rhythm.
It's very, very fast.
I will suggest the left hand slash
articulation kind of thing that really
helps it a, helps it along.
Keeps it nice and crisp, makes it a little
bit easier to play.
Measure 14, [SOUND] I'm not switching to
standing here.
I'm actually, as much as I, as you all
know how I detest bars, in this instance.
Just having the, you know,
slapping the bar down on the seventh fret.
[SOUND] Staying with one here, one, four,
Three four.
One four on the second string.
One three four.
It's really
really the best way to do this, I think.
Then you can use the left hand as a,
as a way to shorten the B on the second
You can also use the third finger
to shorten it the third beat B,
or your right hand finger.
So that's what really.
Shortening the notes on the second and
third beat can really help to make that
passage a bit easier.
okay going on C
that fingering should
be I M A I M,
You're watching the football game just,
just do that.
Just get use to it.
If it's not a, if it's not a finger you're
familiar with,
you should feel like one gesture.
The first note being softer,
the second note being a little bit
And the two note, that two
note practice that I'm referring to
is the single note, A, so oops.
Going into the following note there, the A
and the F sharp.
On the, on the first and second string.
Not the first A and F sharp.
That's not really part of the, of the
That's just a single double stop.
But that gesture right there,
that two note gesture is what you have to
get used to playing.
[COUGH] Measures 20, 21, 22.
Here's this figure, several fingerings you
can use here actually.
If you want to just use your alternation
I, M, you can just do M, I, M, I, M, I, M,
M, I, M, I and you can even use the thumb
just lightly just planting lightly on the
fifth string as a backstop.
And then, and then when it's time to
release for
the down beat beat of measure 23, your
thumb's already there.
I think in my performance there,
I think was doing something an alternate
kind of fingering.
P, M, I, P.
P, M, I, P.
P, M, I, P.
So the same kind of feeling you would use
in a
PMI, PMI, PMI, PMI arpeggio.
Say like number three of the Juliani 120
right hand exercises, but just on one
So it's like a tremolo basically.
That has a nice rhythmic sound to it.
Moving on.
Nothing really, nothing special here in
terms of the technique.
This is all something, by this point you
would've seen before in the other pieces.
And then it goes back to the A and B
sections of the Waltz.
So, have fun with this one.
And, take your time.
And I look forward to seeing your videos
on number 24,
the waltz from Opus 44 progressive pieces
by Sor.