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Fernando Sor – The Complete Studies, edited by Brian Jeffery

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Why should I use this edition rather than any other? – Because this Tecla edition of Sor’s Complete Studies establishes a new and fully reliable text, fully practical, at a very reasonable price, easily available with low postage worldwide.  I (Brian Jeffery) established for the first time the complete edition of Sor’s guitar music, and this edition of the Complete Studies is again newly established strictly from the original editions. It has no modern fingering, only Sor’s own fingering.

 

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Sor’s Complete Studies, Lessons and Exercises for guitar edited by Brian Jeffery and published by Tecla Editions contains all Sor’s famous studies, lessons, and exercises for guitar complete in one book (opus numbers 6, 29, 31, 35, 44, and 60, complete), at a low price specially for students. Every piece is now newly edited by Brian Jeffery directly from the original editions.  With Sor’s own detailed comments on several of the pieces, and with only Sor’s fingering, no modern fingering. 140 pages. It includes all the well-known twenty studies which Andrés Segovia edited (see  table of concordance with Segovia’s “Twenty studies”  ),     and all the studies, lessons, and exercises by Sor which are now prescribed by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music in their current guitar syllabus.  MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK.

Jamie Akers plays Sor’s study op. 29 no. 17. You can see the Tecla books on the piano and on the music stand.


Patrik Kleemola plays no. 1 from Sor’s 24 very easy exercises op. 35, playing a copy of an early guitar. Very eloquent. He has recorded all 24 of these exercises by Sor op. 35, which you can see on Youtube.


Kevin Gallagher plays…


Kevin Gallagher plays…


And Gohar Vardanyan has a very nice instructive video about the famous Sor piece op. 35 no. 22.  Again you can see the Tecla book on the music stand.

 

COMMENTS ABOUT THIS BOOK FROM GUITARISTS WHO HAVE USED IT:
“I recently borrowed this book from my local library and was so impressed that I have now decided to buy it”

“A big thank you for the Sor Complete Studies, Lessons, and Exercises. It’s a wonderful book and I’m very pleased with it”

“After having read through its contents I almost feel like Christopher Columbus when he first set foot in the New World”

“My students are over the moon” (a guitar teacher)

“After thirty years of playing the Segovia edition (not every day) your edition has shed a totally different light on these pieces.” (a guitarist, Chris Dowle, December 2002)

“It is to Jeffery’s eternal credit that he has produced a publication which maintains the highest editorial standards and breaks some new ground … it is without hesitation that I recommend this latest offering from a first-rate specialist publisher” (Classical Guitar).  “This is a very fine book” (Soundboard). 

MORE ABOUT THIS BOOK.

The Sor home page

Sor audio and video examples

Weight 330g g
Dimensions 301 x 229 cm
Version

Paperbound, Clothbound

ISBN

Paperbound: 978-0-948607-31-8
Clothbound: 978-0-948607-32-5