Learn to Play Fernando Sor's "Study in B minor"
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By the end of this course, you'll be to play one of the favorite pieces for classical guitar, Fernando Sor's "Study in B minor." The course is split up into small, manageable sections so you'll be able to learn quickly and see progress immediately. By taking this course you'll join a group of over 1300 guitarists, and be able to play this piece up to a performance standard.
By the end of this course, you can expect to:
This is a relatively short, easy-to-follow course on a commonly played and taught composition for classical guitar. It's so commonly played for a reason, and it's a great piece that can help you get better and move to the next level as a classical guitarist.
The Study in B minor is that difficult, but by approaching it as it was meant to be approached, as a study, you can start building good habits and improving your classical guitar playing.
You'll have a great time going through this course and you'll be able to learn easily because you can clearly see the hands from a variety of angles (a must in any guitar course). You'll have lifetime access to the course and you'll be able to download PDF files of the sheet music for the music.
You can start playing better and having a great piece of music that you can perform and play for others (or just yourself), but you have to start sometime. You can click the button that says "Start Learning Now" to start playing Fernando Sor's "Study in B minor."
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|Section 1: Introduction|
This lecture contains the introduction to this course on the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor. Sor isn't that well known in the world of classical composers but he is an important figure in the world of the classical guitar. He was a virtuoso performer and composer who live during the 19th century. Besides writing a lot of great pieces for the guitar at a time when a lot of people weren't familiar with the guitar, he also wrote a ton of studies. This is arguably his most famous. The study in B Minor is a simple arpeggio study with a haunting melody.
|Section 2: A short performance video of the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor|
This lecture features the performance of the Study in B Minor. It also includes the PDF file of the sheet music. In this course, I have broken up the piece into 6 parts, labeled A through F. You can find the letter for a section above the staff on the sheet music. Part A begins where the A is in a box above the staff, Part B under the letter B, and so on.
|Section 3: Playing the Study in B minor|
The first phrase- if you can play this, you can play the whole Study in B minorPreview
This lecture contains part B of the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor.
This lecture contains part C of the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor.
This lecture contains part D of the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor.
This lecture contains part E of the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor.
This lecture contains part F of the Study in B Minor by Fernando Sor.
|Section 4: Conclusion|
This lecture contains the conclusion for the course, if you can play the piece from beginning to end, congratulations.
My name is Brian Riggs and I am a classical guitarist and guitar teacher from Chicago, IL. I have a degree in classical guitar performance from the Chicago College of Performing Arts, and I've played in master classes with some amazing guitarists, most notably Christopher Parkening at his class at Montana State University.
I want to share what I've learned from those experiences with as many people as possible; Some of my most satisfying musical experiences have been seeing students make progress and become musicians in their own right. I've taught thousands of lessons in person and I've had the great experience of helping people fulfill their musical goals and realizing their potential as guitarists.