Op 35 No 22 in Bm (Segovia Study No 5) – Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Grade 4 Late Intermediate
Exercise mostly pim on Barre Chords
Fernando Sor was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. He is best known for his guitar compositions, but he also composed music for opera and ballet, earning acclaim for his ballet titled Cendrillon. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for advanced players, such as Variations on a Theme of Mozart, to beginner pieces.
There are some Barred Chords here, mainly F# and Bm. The pluck pattern playing each note of the chord arpeggios is mostly (pim) with some variations. Suspend the bass (mostly F#) by using the thumb on a downstroke rather than an index on an upstroke. This gives it more power.