Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

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Alexander Kalil
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Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

Post by Alexander Kalil » Mon May 06, 2019 3:41 pm

One of Sor's shortest, liveliest and most fun studies. I picture the music as representing a brief, heated argument between two friends, ending peacefully with them going hand in hand at the end. This study is also a good workout for both the left and the right hands. Hope you enjoy:

www.soundcloud.com/user-720446060/ferna ... p-35-no-11

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Re: Sor, Fernando - Op.35 No.11

Post by guitarrista » Mon May 06, 2019 4:09 pm

I enjoyed this - thank you!
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

Post by powderedtoastman » Mon May 13, 2019 5:57 am

Very nice!
I got some help from my teacher on this one a while back and just barely made it all the way through before shelving it.
I find all the left-hand jumping around to be a little tricky. I don't think I will try to play it is fast as you have here.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

Post by Alexander Kalil » Tue May 14, 2019 6:54 pm

Powderedtoastman, I think there should be no "left hand jumping around" here; the goal of this study is precisely to advance one's fingering and shifting skills so that this doesn't happen. Anyway, it is a very effective study even when played at a slower pace, so don't give up too early on it.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

Post by powderedtoastman » Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 am

Thank you, I certainly haven't given up on it entirely. I strive to play this entire opus along with the few other similar ones.
In fact I looked at a few measures of each piece in the whole opus tonight and when I came across this one again I think I was more prepared for it after having set it aside for a while.

I don't necessarily mean by "jumping around" that the whole hand should be flailing around out of control, but there are situations where fingers get picked up and switched around to different strings. The eighth rests in between chords are a help, and you're right, it's important to be able to efficiently and precisely make these chord changes without wasted energy. These are mostly common chord shapes that I will need to know inside-out and this is not a bad study for advancing that skill.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

Post by Yisrael van Handel » Wed May 15, 2019 7:35 am

Beautiful rendition. Thank you. It is rare that Sor exercises receive any attention from highly skilled guitarists. Musically, many of them are very worthwhile.
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.35/11

Post by Jorge Oliveira » Wed May 15, 2019 10:10 am

Very skilfully played, Alexander, very nice indeed, thank you for posting it :D. Well, it will be a while until I reach this one. I hope to be more prepared then...
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