Sor, Fernando – Op. 35 No. 22 (B minor Etude)

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Fernando Sor's Etude in B minor is one of the great intermediate guitar pieces. It's haunting melody, creative chords and hypnotic picking patterns make it a joy to play and hear.

This piece is best for upper beginning and intermediate players. The piece uses bar chords and some upper positions.

It's a lovely study using a steady right hand pattern with chords in the left hand. Some challenges include:
  • connecting chords smoothly
  • clean shifts
  • clear bar chords
  • bringing out the melody
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