Fernando Sor Etude no 13 op 35

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Fernando Sor Etude no 13 op 35

Post by magie » Wed Jun 29, 2016 8:04 am

Hi all!

I am working on Sor's etude no 13 op 35 (Delcamp D04 p. 50) for a while now. I really love that piece.
For me it's a beautiful example of how complex music can be while essentially being based on a "simple" c major chord.

Up to bar 16 I have no problems, the notes are coming easily from my finger tips and the melody notes are clear yet dominant while the bass/rhythm notes are light and still clear ... but ....

Bars 17-19 really give me a headache .... I have tried a lot so far ... just playing the melody notes (and just touch the other notes for not losing the rhythm) to get the "feeling" for the melody. However, whenever I try to play the whole bars I don't get the rhythm right and/or the bass/rhythm notes are too dominant and the melody is lost. I guess my major problem is that I think too much about the notes and I lose rhythm in bar 17 and therefore melody is lost and rhythm notes become too dominant.

Any suggestions what/how to practise those three bars?

From bar 20 to the end I have no big problems, even the barees are nothing to worry about ...
Unfortunately I have not a recording of my playing yet, hence I cannot give you an audio impression of my problems ... :roll:

Thanks in advcance!
Best wishes from magie!

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Re: Fernando Sor Etude no 13 op 35

Post by D.Cass » Sat Jul 02, 2016 8:06 am

Well, I will try to answer your question. I think a lot of it depends on your right hand fingering. How are you fingering the right hand? Also, I would add a light rest stroke to the melody. If you feel the finigering is the most efficient fingering, try singing the melody while keeping time with your foot or hand. Good luck

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