Sor In Tablature


Sor In Tablature. This text includes fifty-eight pieces of music as well as a recorded CD of the entire book. Ben Bolt believes these pieces are the “best of the best” for developing technique, musicianship, and exposing the guitarist to the ingenious musical world of Fernando Sor. Regardless of your current level of expertise, this music will be a joy to learn and listen to. Titles include: Napoleon’s Theme; E Minor at Midnight; Rhapsody in D; March of the Wooden Soldier; and Easter Hymn are sure to please any audience. Ben Bolt’s digital recordings of his arrangements are superb. His warm tone and singing vibrato bring Sor’s music to life. All interpretations are classically correct. He plays on his Fleta and Sons concert guitar made in Barcelona, Spain (1976). Fernando Sor was born in Barcelona, Spain (1778).

Ben Bolt is credited with being the first classical guitarist instructor to introduce the classic style of playing to the masses. Because of his worldwide success, his work has been mimicked throughout the publishing world.


Lesson in A Minor (Andante)
Lesson in D (Allegro Moderato)
Lesson in B Minor (Andante)
Lesson in C (Andante)
Lesson in G (Moderato)
Lesson in E Minor (Movido)
Lesson in A (Andante)
Lesson in Serenade
Lesson in F (Moderato)
Lesson in E (Allegretto)
Lesson in Cut Time (Andante)
Estudio in Two (Andante)
A Minor March (Andante)
D Minor Double-stop (Moderato)
E Minor Etude (Allegro Moderato)
Forward Roll Arpeggio Study (Andante)
Allegro in D
Etude in Three Eight
Etude in Six Eight
Lullaby in Two Four
Allegretto in C
Andantino in A
Allegro Moderato
March of the Wooden Soldier
Waltz of the Robins
The Happy Woodpecker
Harmony in G
Singing Violins
Easter Hymn
Jig in G
E Minor at Midnight
Changing Tides
When Guardsmen Sleep
The Precocious Pupil
Song in D Major
Song in D Minor
Victory Dance
Rhapsody in D
Double Trouble
Napoleon’s Theme
Lament of the Giant
Easy Study in C
Easy Study in 3/8
Funeral March
Simpatico en Sol
Chord March
Melody on an E String
El Maestro
Three’s a Charm (a Study in Thirds)
Best of Show
Diez (a Study in Tenths)
Elegant Desire
Basso Profundo

Good Points

  • Left Hand Fingering Included
  • Music Theory and Tablature explanation
  • Standard Notation with Tablature
  • 2 Audio CDs

Bad Points

  • Name of Piece can be more accurate
  • No commentary for each piece

Final Words
Sor in Tablature contains plenty of pieces from Intermediate to Advanced. There are many etudes or lessons to build on your technique. The 2 cds are helpful for reference. Naming of the pieces is bad. i.e Estudio in 2 is actually Opus 35 No 13 (Segovia Study 12). Other than that since the book comes with tablature, it makes the playing process a bit easier. Get your copy of Sor In Tablature by Ben Bolt.

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Book Details
Spiral-bound: 144 pages
Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc. (August 21, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0786634243
ISBN-13: 978-0786634248
Product Dimensions: 11.7 x 8.8 x 0.4 inches

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