Thank you. This is what I now see. I can learn something from this piece, and I am working on playing the rests.Alexander Kalil wrote: ↑Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:29 pmThere's another possible and valid goal - to focus on the didactic purpose of the musical composition, in this case a study, and use the music as a vehicle for developing one's playing technique and interpretation skills. In the case of Op. 35 No. 1, it is clear that one of Sor's didactic purposes is for the student to learn to incorporate damping in their playing from the early stages. The study is a good opportunity for this because playing those rests enhances the music, as explained by Mark, and does not require any advanced damping skills, as noted by the OP.
Of course one can still produce a "convincing an aurally acceptable", even beautiful, result, while ignoring any supposed didactic intent of the composition. But I doubt if that's the point of the thread.
I can also learn from Nick’s lesson even though he chooses the guitaristic approach. His performance is wonderful music, and it is a great lesson to me on how to be musical.
I don’t see any reason to be married to one approach. In fact, I find it fascinating to look at different approaches and try them on for size. As I have said, I’m a musician who plays a lot of different music. Classical guitar is just one small part of this that I have recently decided to emphasize.