Opus 35 No17 Fernando Sor (1778-1839)
Grade 4– Late Intermediate
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 (mostly on the 2nd fret). There’s a hinged barre. Start with the tip of your index on the 3rd string (G). Then cover the 2nd and 3rd string (B+G) by flattening the tip joint of your first finger. If you want to find out more on the 20 studies, I’ve found a webpage with downloadable midi by Ray Izumi