jscott wrote:... absolutely the melody should be played rest stroke. It's part of the reason for the study, I'd say.
While it's certainly
not Sor's reason - we know that it is, according to the O.P., his teacher's reason for the study - the point is that he (the O.P.) asked,
guitarist_le wrote:What would've Segovia wanted?
guitarist_le wrote:What do YOU prefer?
This latter in particular invites responses from all and any "blokes on the internet", some of whom have active academic and musical careers beyond their virtual presence here.
Regular browsers of this forum will recognise that Stephen's and Rob's comments have their foundation in long experience and study, which is apparent from the erudition and thoughtfulness each of them brings to the table. Anyone questioning their veracity is easily able to research and confirm (or not) their assertions.
Of course, being another bloke on the internet, your opinion is equally invited jscott.
However, as your comment (stating that rest stroke is absolutely
a purpose of the study) flies in the face of Sor's entire technical approach it's bound to draw contradictory responses, especially if there is something of an educational tenor to the thread.
jscott wrote:One must assume he or she makes an assignment for good reason.
I don't know about "must" ... it's sadly not a given by any means but, in this case, we already know the reason.
jscott wrote:... Le, go tell your teacher that some guys on the internet are telling you to ignore him.
Any teacher worth their salt will be fully conversant with Sor's approach and be perfectly comfortable explaining why they chose to disregard it in choosing this particular study for this purpose.
Crofty wrote:emhatically [to nick a word from Mark Gaultier
I don't recall using such a word - take that back at once.
this from Stephen I believe expresses the intention of several of us:
Stephen Kenyon wrote:... contributions to this sort of discussion are also offered for the sake of the many readers of the thread who may have similar questions in their learning, for whom simpler statements may be misleading in lacking that wider perspective.