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Classical Guitar Lessons: Sor: Progressive Study Opus 31, No.1

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[MUSIC]
Hello, this lesson will
be on Fernando Sor's Progressive Study #1,
from the Opus 31 collection.
I really believe strongly in the value of
studying a lot of these lessons.
So, throughout the curriculum, for early
development,
there's going to be a lot of these
studies.
Just a couple notes before I play it
through for you,
Sor writes this lesson requires only
knowledge of the notes.
It's primary purpose is to accustom the
student
to the correct placement of the left hand.
And, as usual with me, as as is my
fashion, I have, I often come up with,
different left-hand fingerings and, that
are not, traditional.
And, you can steal them, if you like.
For example, in measure 19,
[MUSIC]
measure 19 right here, that would normally
be, have a third finger on the C,
suggested.
But, I like to place a second finger here,
which facilitates an easy,
easy shift into measure 20 with three and
four.
And, you're gonna see a lot of that kinda
thing from me and
you'll notice that in other lessons that
I, I do a lot of fingerings like that.
Again, it all kinda comes back to the
walking the left hand thing.
Also, we've been discussing in other
lessons about using
the thumb to play basses, or notes that
are marked stem down.
In measure, let's see 16, 15, 14,
in measure 14 you'll see a stem down note
on the third beat.
Now, that's on the third string, the open
third string.
It's perfectly okay if you play
that [SOUND] with I, N, N [SOUND].
Okay?
So here we go,
this is progressive lesson opus 31, number
one.
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