Fernando Sor: Method for the Spanish Guitar

This is a complete reprint of the 1832 English edition of Fernando Sorís famous method for the guitar, which has justly been called "the most remarkable book ever published on the guitar".

Sor Method - from Tecla Editions

Sor: Method for the Spanish Guitar  paperbound
Price 23.00 euros / or 16.80 UK pounds / or 29.00 US dollars
ISBN 978-0-948607-14-1 / TECLA 0389

Sor: Method for the Spanish Guitar  clothbound
Price 36.00 euros / or 26.10 UK pounds / or 45.00 US dollars
ISBN 978-0-948607-13-4
/ TECLA 0390

94 pages.  First published by Tecla in 1995, now with a new cover 2003.

Sorís method for the guitar is very interesting in its own right, and is also an important historical text. It was originally published in French in Paris in 1830, and was translated into English and published in English in London in 1832. We now present a complete facsimile reprint of that 1832 English translation.

Read the whole of the preface.

"All guitarists will enjoy reading Sorís method.  The forty-eight pages of text give great insight into early 19th century thought on guitar study.  The reader will find humor in Sorís ultra-pedantic attempts to clarify his ideas.  [Well, I wouldnít exactly agree in putting it that way, but never mindÖ! BJ]  The musical section of this book contains interval studies, scales, arpeggios, studies in harmonics, and pieces.  This is a fine reprint of the 1832 English translation by A. Merrick." (Soundboard, Fall/Winter 2001/2002).

"This document, most important in the history of guitar pedagogy and in the field of research, is here reproduced in a practical binding by Tecla, publishers of the same writerís complete works for guitar. This is a treasure-house of fascinating things for anybody with more than the most superficial relationship with the guitar. For the serious player it is indispensable." (Classical Guitar, December 1996).

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Sor: Method for the Spanish Guitar  paperbound  TECLA 0389

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Sor: Method for the Spanish Guitar 
clothbound  TECLA 0390

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36.00 euros

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26.10 UK pounds

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45.00 US dollars

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See a sample page from the original: page 1 (pdf, 132k)

Read the whole of the new Tecla preface

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