Andres Segovia – 20 Studies for the Guitar: Book/CD Pack

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  1. Isfahan says:
    48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Guitar Mastery, January 7, 2006
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    Isfahan (Canada) –
    This review is from: Andres Segovia – 20 Studies for the Guitar: Book/CD Pack (Paperback)

    Segovia gleaned the most effective studies from Sor’s extensive canon, compiling them into one album. Contrary to expectation, and common misconception, the album does not follow a graded progression; the album starts with Sor’s polyphonic study Op. 6, No. 8, which corresponds to RCM (Royal Conservatory of Music) 7. Admittedly, the first few studies following the first are not exceedingly hard, but before you choose to shell-out your hard-earned cash, bear in mind that this album was by no means proposed to be a beginner’s introduction to Fernando Sor, as the simplest studies require an intermediate level of guitar proficiency roughly corresponding to RCM 5.

    The studies are all eminently playable and exceptionally challenging. There’s the fiddle with killing study in barre, Op. 29, No. 13. The study in sixths, Op. 6, No. 9. The study in thirds, Op. 6, No. 6. Studies in arpeggios, legatos, chords, etc. All the most effective, and gorgeous, studies written by Sor in one album. It’s often stated, with excellent reason, that if you make it through this album unscathed, you can play anything.

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  2. M. Verive says:
    25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
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    Perfectly played, simple to read, fantastic book/CD combo, May 7, 2009
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    M. Verive
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    This review is from: Andres Segovia – 20 Studies for the Guitar: Book/CD Pack (Paperback)

    First of all, this book is NOT for the absolute beginner, as it contains many of Sor’s more hard etudes. But, the music is laid out well, simple to read, and the accompanying CD is a wonderful addition. The CD makes for wonderful listening all by itself, but is also indispensible for classical guitar students who need to hear the studies played well. I wish all of my other guitar books had an accompanying CD that sounded as gorgeous!

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  3. Robert D. Buzzell "classical lover" says:
    30 of 37 people found the following review helpful
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    Any budding classical guitar student needs this book., April 28, 2008
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    Robert D. Buzzell “classical lover” (San Diego, CA) –
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    This review is from: Andres Segovia – 20 Studies for the Guitar: Book/CD Pack (Paperback)

    Any level guitarist will find something here to stretch their skills.

    The essential Sor studies are found here. The CD alone is worth the price.

    But, no tableture. But still a fantastic pool.

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