Fernando Sor – Op.35 Etude No.1: Andante

Portrait of Fernando Sor, classical guitarist and composer

Fernando Sor’s short etude Op.35, No.1: Andante is an excellent introduction to harmony, and playing two parts at once. Andante means you should play this piece at a moderately slow pace.

Although the left hand finger positions aren’t particularly difficult, the challenge of this piece comes in holding the bass notes for the appropriate length of time, and maintaining a steady and clear tone with your melodic phrasing.

This piece may seem a little plain if you just play it straight through with no feeling. So enjoy the freedom of experimenting with dynamics to bring Sor’s Andante to life!

Jonathan Richter plays Fernando Sor’s Etude No.1, Op.35: Andante
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