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Etude in Bm By Fernando Sor



Andres Segovia chose 20 Studies by Fernando Sor as the essential studies that every student of the classical guitar must know. His choices were very wise. Learning these studies gives great ability to the fingers, as well as musical pleasure and taste to the ear.
 
In fact, Segoiva comments that these studies, like the Etudes of Chopin, are the perfect blending of technical purpose and musical beauty. I agree.
Here is Etude #5 in Bminor. This is a very well known and well loved study, where the right hand does 3 things at once:
 
1) Keeps a melody line sounding on top, done with a rest stroke with middle or ring fingers.
2) Keeps a bass line going in the bottom (absent at times).
3) Keeps a middle, accompaniment part going, sounding notes from the chord being played at the time.
 
All of this comes together in a beautiful musical texture, displaying very nicely the guitars ability for musical complexity and intimate subtlety.
 
 
 
 
 

 

        

 

 

 



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