The first etude is a basic legato study by Fernando Sor. As you improve your technique you’ll want to keep the elegance that this basic etude requires. Use your right hand thumb for the lower voice (down-stem notes) unless otherwise indicated. Listen for the four bar phrase length and make it clear to the listener. Aim for a very legato performance with good dynamic shaping, clean playing, and elegant execution. Mute the voices as the rests indicate (watch the video lesson for clarification).