Fernando Sor Mini Challenge
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!
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.
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!
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.
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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!
Sor - Walzer Op 32 No 2
This is the next piece in this opus I am working on. It has some speed bursts in it, but they are very guitaristic and so not too hard to play. There are some pull-offs to open strings that are challenging to play at a lower volume so as not to obscure the melody line above it. I'm not sure how well I did that, though.
I have never played or even listened to Sor that much. So I took this challenge to explore some of his works and see what everyone else in the community is loving to play from him!
about 5 days ago I started learning the Etude op.35 n.18 and it took me some time to learn the score and play it reasonably from beginning to end so I can do this first recording (I am ashamed of doing so, but posted also in the new Etude Challenge so I can track my improvement: https://guitar-community.tonebase.co/t/60h42fl/week-1-etude-entree)
I notice that I am struggling to memorize the piece. I confuse the sequence and some variations. As I get lost in thoughts sometimes trying to remember what comes next, it creates a bareer to focus on executing the notes clearly. So there is a lot of conflict haha I guess this comes with practice. I'll try to post another video soon to see the progress.
I want to work more on some chord jumps with more proficiency so I can play a more continuous and clear melody. I am trying to have that tackled first so I can improve the musicality and also work on the Tempo.