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Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato - Video

Post by powderedtoastman » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:30 pm

Here I use op. 44 # 6 as a study to explore using alternating p and i for scale runs.
I did another take where I showed my previous way of playing, repeating p on the bass string portions of the scales. But I let a few more mistakes slide on that one so I will omit it here unless somebody really wants it!


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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato Video

Post by jscott » Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:57 pm

Very smooth Powderedtoast! Bravo!

I have a soft spot for Opus 35 num. 4, which involves a lot of scale passages. It's "very easy" but you know how that goes. Sor's studies can involve subtle decisions on phrasing. And like your example are lovely if well played!

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato Video

Post by powderedtoastman » Sat Dec 22, 2018 10:18 pm

Thank you!

Op. 35 no. 4 is another great one! It's in my practice rotation so maybe not too far down the list for videos I'll have to post.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato Video

Post by David Norton » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:08 pm

Hi, I like it. You ~may~ want to retune that bass C to a B, so you don't get overtones on all the C notes. But I was actively listening to hear what the open basses were doing resonance-wise, so I'm probably prejudiced. :)
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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato Video

Post by powderedtoastman » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:30 pm

David Norton wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:08 pm
Hi, I like it. You ~may~ want to retune that bass C to a B, so you don't get overtones on all the C notes. But I was actively listening to hear what the open basses were doing resonance-wise, so I'm probably prejudiced. :)
Thanks David, very good point actually. Listening back I did hear a lot of things ringing until I had a chance to get it under control. I have a hunch that some of the extra unwanted resonances are not only the bass strings, but I'm not entirely sure.

I've worked on using the butt of my right hand to stop the low strings but that can throw off my position sometimes so it's not always practical.
I've considered even tuning the basses off by a semi-tone when I don't plan on using them to really keep them from causing problems. Or maybe I can devise some sort of trinket to sneak in between those strings to keep them muted.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato Video

Post by David Norton » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:06 am

powderedtoastman wrote:
Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:30 pm
Or maybe I can devise some sort of trinket to sneak in between those strings to keep them muted.
A wedge of kitchen sponge cut to size does the trick nicely, I used to use one for my 10-string.

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Re: Sor, Fernando - op.44/06 Moderato Video

Post by spanishguitarmusic » Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:52 am

I love Sor piece's and you played to this very well! I enjoyed it, thank you for sharing!

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