Fernando Sor Studies Op. 60 (Free PDF)

Fernando Sor

Fernando Sor

Here is a pretty decent facsimile edition of Fernando Sor’s (1778–1839) Studies for Guitar Op. 60. He called it something along the lines of “Introduction to the Study of the Guitar in Twenty-five Progressive Lessons. It’s for beginners to intermediate players. Enjoy.

• Fernando Sor: Studies Opus 60 Free PDF

If you want a modern edition I recommend the complete Sor Studies for Guitar (Mel Bay – Grimes) which is a bit cleaner and more modern in fingering. It’s a good one to have in the collection.

Below is a video of the great David Sterobin playing Sor study Op. 60 No. 23 on a nineteenth century guitar.

Video Source/Link: http://youtu.be/GQf4Uf6YU_4


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    • It’s a period instrument of the nineteenth century…well, probably a replica. Anyone else know more about Starobin’s guitar?

    • I asked the question over on Google plus and Steven Bornfeld wrote Starobin and asked: Here is Maestro Starobin’s reply to your question, forwarded with his permission: “The guitar is a 1923 Herman Hauser. It has an adjustable action as did many of the Viennese-style instruments HH was building in those years. I was lucky to own a pair of them (both 1923s) for awhile.”

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