Fernando Sor Mini Challenge 🙋‍♂️

Hey tonebuddies! 🎶

We're super thrilled to announce a community challenge that will tickle the strings of all you classical guitar enthusiasts! The Fernando Sor Challenge, a deep dive into the exquisite world of classical guitar compositions, brought to life through a fantastic upcoming livestream with the remarkable Eduardo Fernandez! Inspired by Fernandez's upcoming performance, we thought it would be incredible to resonate his works through our own interpretations! 🎸

🌟 The Challenge: 🌟

We invite you to record and upload a video of yourself performing a composition by the legendary Fernando Sor. Immerse yourself in the soundscapes of classical guitar and share your unique talent, passion, and skill. Let's unite to appreciate and celebrate the multifaceted world of Sor's classical guitar.

📹 How to participate: 📹

Record a video of yourself performing a Fernando Sor composition. Upload your video to your chosen platform (e.g., YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Share the link to your video in the comments section below. Don't forget to add a brief description about your chosen piece and what makes it significant to you.

Bonus Points: Share a link to your favourite Fernando Sor composition performed by a master!

🤝 Interact and engage: 🤝

Don't miss the opportunity to engage with your fellow tonebuddies members! Show your support by leaving comments, constructive feedback, and appreciation for their performances. Let's inspire each other to delve deeper into the world of Sor's music.

🏆 Reward: 🏆

While there isn't a physical prize, the reward lies in the opportunity to highlight your talent, gain valuable feedback, and forge connections with other like-minded guitar lovers who have an affinity for Sor's music. Who knows? You might even strike a chord with new friends!

💡 Need inspiration? 💡

If you're a newcomer to Fernando Sor's music, fear not! Tune into the upcoming livestream with Eduardo Fernandez for an incredible journey into Sor's compositions. Let his interpretations guide you and spark your imagination.

Find more tutorials here:

https://app.tonebase.co/guitar/live/player/gtr-eduardo-fernandez-rubato-in-the-classics?tbModal=composerProfileModal&tbModalSlug=Sor

🎶 On your marks, get set, practice! 🎶

We are incredibly excited to witness your fantastic renditions of Fernando Sor's compositions. Let's come together and truly immerse ourselves in the magical world of classical guitar!

Happy practicing, tonebuddies! 🎉

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    • martinTeam
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    • martin.3
    • 10 mths ago
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    Dear Friends, we still have a lot of open spots for our upcoming TWI with Arturo Castro on Slurs! 🔥

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  • I've never played any Sor, so maybe I'll give this one a shot. 😄

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    • Eric Phillips haha... you're doing a year-long Sor challenge each year! 😆

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    • Eric Phillips haha, you are humurous Eric :D 

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  • I've started working on Sor's "Les Adieux" from Sixième Fantaisie pour Guitare Op. 21. Eric Phillips  I think this is one you have played before right? I love it and look forward to the upcoming livestream with Eduardo Fernandez to learn more.  I was recently in Paris with my wife and we got this wonderful photo at Sor's grave at Cimetière de Montmartre. Here is the treasured pic! 

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    • Rick Lord Beautiful picture!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
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      Rick Lord What a cool picture. 

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    • Blaise  Eric Phillips   Jack Stewart Khiem Nguyen JUAN ALONSO Thanks for the encouragement. I hope to do justice to Les Adieux over the next month.  Eric, all your Sor performances are inspiring and I am glad he has good room in your guitar rack.  Play on!

       

      Rick

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      • David Krupka
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      Rick Lord Thanks for sharing the photo, Rick. Do you happen to know anything about the monument itself? Was it erected at the time of Sor's death, or is it the work of a later generation? (I would guess the latter.) Just curious.

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    • David Krupka I only know that his grave went unmarked until 1934! That grave marker remains at the base of the new one.  I haven't been able to find any info on the new one - but if I had to guess, I would say it can't be more than 50 years old if that.  

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  • Here is a video I made recently of the first 32 measures.  A bit rough on rhythmic pulse etc. but coming along.  Will update soon after I watch the livestream!  

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    • Rick Lord Beautiful Rick, can't wait to here your rough-less version! 😮

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    • Rick Lord Great start Rick!

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    • Rick Lord Love it Rick! Yes, I did work on this one a bit, but I never really brought it up to performance level. Maybe I'll return to it someday soon. You are off to a great start with it, already playing it so musically. I hope we get to hear the finished product. The last section is a killer (for me, at least, maybe not for you).

      Also, I love the picture at his grave! I envy you so much.

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      • Jack_Stewart
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      Rick Lord Great beginning, Rick. This is a beautiful work and what you have presented so far is amazing. Were my final posts equal to your rough drafts I would be a happy man.

      I always enjoy your posts as your performance is at such a high and refined level.

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      • David Krupka
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      • David_Krupka
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      Rick Lord Already sounding good, Rick. I look forward to hearing the complete work! Btw, that's a very nice practice space you have!! (But does your guitar really need all those extra cases!?)

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    • Rick Lord That's fantastic, Rick. I love how there is so much going on in this piece in a relatively short period of time. Great sound and it's already coming along so well. 

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    • Rick Lord Bravo this is a beautiful piece and you are already playing it with such expressionism!

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  • Hi Rick , first time I hear that piece from Sor, beatiful and your sound is really good.....please record all the piece and let us enjoy it ......cool👍

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  • Sor is always a pleasure to play.....I paste here my recording of estudio XI opus 6....the recording sound is not very good

    I´ll record something more in the comming days....Fernando Sor have plenty of stuff

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    • JUAN ALONSO Good estudio!

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    • JUAN ALONSO Very nice, Juan! I played this piece for my senior recital in 1991, and I don’t think I’ve played it since. Very challenging for both hands.

      Looking forward to hearing more Sor from you!

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      • Jack Stewart
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      • Jack_Stewart
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      JUAN ALONSO You have a good command of this piece, Juan. It is a relentless and very challenging work. I look forward to seeing your progress on this and other pieces. Thanks for sharing this.

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    • JUAN ALONSO Thanks for sharing this study with us Juan, very good start! You could try to position your microphone differently, this could enhance the sound a bit.

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    • Eric Phillips since 1991, you should bring it to life again!

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